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 **"<e*������������������������������"��������� "wi���������-  ���������    _  if  i1  tf  EIGHTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND.   B. C.   WEDNESDAY,    NOV. si,  I900.  PERSONAL.  Mrs: Mateer arrived in' town  Friday fr.-m Vancouver to visit her  mother, Mrs. Piket,- of   the   Cum-  berland:  Mrs. McCallum and Mrs. Piket  went to Nanaimo  for   a  few days  t  ������������������  stay.  . o   DID YOTX EVER.  ���������to "   "  1  Niet!oltes;& Renosi  1  ...     61 YAT��������� STREET.    V.C.TOR.A, Br C.  -���������       - -^.,rTTi'iWn- MIMING   MACHINERY, . g  ���������������     'OF ALL KINDS..    - ��������� , . |  ;  I -Agents for McCo,nick H������*^B ^������^ 5G3.    , .-    ^ I  I    Writefovprice,aml:part1culars,.P.Q,ur      -^-^A^,  L     __itt!BTa;K 0  A purty of sportsmen last. week  while camping up  the lake had   a  bad mishap.    When going out one  morning they left   a fire   burning.  Not close enough to the tent to do  any damage as they thought:   But.  upon their return, hungry, wet and  tired, they  found   that  tent,   bed-  cling, coat,, grub,   everything  was  no more.    Burned up   completely.  It appears that the fire   had  been  lighted at thfl foot of a dry fir tree.  The bark had ignited and   burned  forad.s.ance   up   the   trunk."    A*  chai.go oi wind had evidently blown  spark, upon   the  tent with   afore-.  me:.tioni-d   results.      The   loss  is  really a serious one.  ' -Au THil  _J_AF.  A rich lady cur-d of   her   Deafness and Noises in   the   Head   by  Dr. N _" hold -n'a     Artificial     Ear  D-ums, gave $10,000 to   his  Institute, sothat deal people uua-ble  to  pr-'-ouve t.'.e Ear Drums   may have  U-ern- free.      Add res " No.   J 45,17.  Ti.e      Nicholson, ^Tnstitu'.e,    780,  Eighth Aveiiu-, New     ork,   U.S-.A  WEIjCOIOS HOME.  The   Rev.   Mr.   Dodds    arrived  home Friday   with' his   charming  wife, a young lady well known and  liked by  all .Cumbrians.     Lately  Miss Nichol.    To say that we were  glad to see them back   is   to echo  'the feeling of   all   here.    But Mr.  and Mrs. Dodds had made up their  minds to leave the   train  .at   the  lower   switch and   bo  walk home  quietly and unobserved, but when  the train   slowed  np- there   something seemed to have   gone wrong  with the locks of tho'   coach door.-,  for they would not   open.    So  the  happy couple were forced to  go to  the station, wherejihey were warm-y  welcomed.  * PURE QRAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWDM*  . -o-  Ceylon Tea is the   finest   tea  in  the world.    Blue Ribbon Tea is the  finest Ceylon Tea in the world.   : o��������� ���������  PROTECT THE GAME.  Highest Honors, World's Fair  Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair  ATOld Bi-i'-tii-- rop-dci    containing  ar������m.   Tlieynro injurious to health  LOCAL ITEMS.  eom'-idea as  to p; ice and  information required  ������  RTI'F. BOARDS,  KXT10NSION TABLES,  DINING ROOM CHAIRS,  TABLE LINENS and  NAPKINS,  A NICE DINNER  SET,  CUTLERY-  SILVERWARE,  GLASSWARE, and  EVERYTHING  COMPLETE.  If you are needing anything in above lines.give u>,  we will send   descriptions and all  ler  COMPLETE FTJSNISHEES. VICTORIA,. B,   0.  A30TJT DiSJaa Ai*i> 6U-H THINGS  - Li������-ut. Bromley, of. H.&l.'* Navy,,  -eturn d ti. Comox Tuesday with  lw.i good e."ka..d five bear, the re  s,ut of a wiif up- Oyster' River, under the guidance of Mr.'H. Smith.  Most of the elk beef was brought  out, showing Mr. Bromley to be a  true sportsman "as differing from  those who shoot these fine animals  for the heads alone. A most unpardonable sin.  T. Ripley and R. Coe sr. brought  in a fine buck of 4 points"Thurs-  day.    Also a doe.  A party of several last week  bagged nine deer.  Mr. Sheppard is tbe proud pos-  sesor of a large head, that of a 5  p int buck he secured Friday.  ������������������" Mr. Beckman was fortunate one  day last;, week. Getting, a nice  buck.    He swears by the 30 30.   '��������� o ���������  ..  first Ippearanoe  Reports are being brought down  from  the   upper   Stewart country  giving , details '   of  indiscriminate  slaughter of game which should be  given attention   by  the  Dominion  authorities.   Tue country adjacei.t  to the upper branches of the Stewart  river is a .natural   game   preserve.  Moose a.*d carib u ar j found  there  in   such   abuniance   toat hunters  are reported to'have killed upwards  of fifiv or tuese noble animals   in a  ��������� single day.'   Returned    prospector  states tuat gam* is .being slaughtered merely for-the iuu   of-the   thing  and scored ol ca-ca.-^es winch   cannot be -u ed or carried away are left  in the sp_'������t wheie ihey were kuled..  _t ii certainly a   slVain.   that   such  a condition of affai-s   exists.    The  big game of the  country   is oue oi  it_ most aiiactive features.    Moose  and caru-ou _re not   only   iraport-  ai������t as furnishing a large portion of  our mea-, supply but they   are  the  natural heritages of the legitimate  prospector and should be protected  ior his benefit.      We submit to the  authorises that some.means should  be taken to restrain men   who  m-  _ist upon killing off   our big- game  for the mere sake Of killing,   There  is i no excuse for such barbarity.���������  Nugget.  James Anderton is expected1 to  arrive home from the Transvaal  about Xmas.  A dash of the "beautiful" covered  mother earth with a white mantle  Friday night for the first time.  The Blue Ribbon brand of goods  are put up by Canadians. No  Chinese labor employed.  Sir Charles Tupper Charged "Wit-being a Freemason.  TOO   ML  CH Underwear,  TOO   MUCH  too many Gvcrco*  >9  I  i  i  TOO   MANY  I  %  hi-  TOO   MANY  Ten per cent Spot Cash  Discount.  C. J. MOORE.  ���������GumtorlaM Hall,  MONDAY  All must be   Reduced.  Tick 's on sale at   Peacey's Drug Store  Richmond, Oct. 22.���������Speaking at  Wotton on Friday  evening,   Hon.  Charles Langelier   made  a  strong  ( appeal to the audience, which  was  exclusively composed   of   x'rench-  Caniulians, to support one of  their  own nationality, Mr.  Laurier     He  said that Mr.   Laurier   was   perse  cu-ed by the-Tory element   on   account of his creed and   origin, and  that the Tory   element   wanted to  repeat what they had done  against  the late Mr. Mercier, for whose pre-     m_nity.  mature death they were responsible.  He al=o alluded to poor Louis  Kiel  whom they had put   to death   because he had been favourable to his  fellow countrymen.  At a previous meeting held in  the afternoon at St. George de  Windsor, one of the Liberal speaker Mr. Richard, stated that Sir  Charles Tupper was a "Freemason"  ���������the enemy of the Roman Catholic element, but on being rebuked  by Mr. Chicoyne, he had to withdraw the-statement, and apologize.  - Weekly Star.   ,?  Genuine extract of vanilla is soft  and mild. Blue Ribbon vanilla is  the only genuine extract of vanilla  on the market.  No. 4   shaft   was    closed   down   ���������  Wednesday to allow the machinists  opportunity to overhaul   the hoisting gear.    .  Rev. Mr.   Gray  entertained  the  members of Trinity   Church  choir  M his cottage Tuesday evening, . A  pleasant .evening wa������ spent. -  ^ery few- vacant  houses  are left  -  ,in town.    Many of the   recent   arrivals from.   Scotland   have: taken   ..  houses   and   cabins,   and   peveral  families from Wellington and el-e-  .w-^ere have taken up their residence-  am orig us.  ' News came last week' that Mr.  Richardson, father of Mrs. D.  Richards of this place, had been  badly injured in Extension, Mrs.  Richards went below Thursday to  be with him.  A True Blue Lodge, True Defender No. 160-, wo* instituted on  Oct. 31 st bv J. J. Walsh. D.D.G.M.,  assisted by D. R, Maclennan. Mrs.  Maclennan, Mrs. Kirkwood and  Mrs, Thers. While, with 27 charter  members. Thos. White was elected  secretary. - The object of this society is to uphold and succor the  orphan.  Sam Davis is having a 40 foot  addiuon built on the Union Hotel.  The lower part will be a new dining room with the upper floor divided into bed rooms. The old  dining room will be in future an  office and sample room' for the accommodation of commercial travelers and their patrons. When complete 1, Sam's popular hostelery  will be acvond to none in the   com-  -    -'< L  A   number   of   ppople  attended  the rending room   meeting   Thursday, Mr. Bennett in   the chair,  at  which \ commi'tee  was  appointed:  to consider ways  and   means and  report. '. It was--   decided   that the  room was to be? rictly independent  of any other ovj; .nizatK-n or  par-y,  and would be for the benefit  of the  general public of   the   community*  The committee will call the  time  and place of next meeting.  "'������ y -i ONLY 'MAN.  The world is queer in its awful "way;  'Twas so since'1 the world began, .'-,'  For man may fight for wrong or the right,  And still he is only man.  ���������     .  A man may struggle to reach "the top,  And be to his work a,slave,  But, though th'e best, he follows the rest  To death and a-six foot grave.  A man may sink to the lowest depths .  And drink of the dregs of life,  Though steeped in sin when death steps In  He leaves the world and strife.   ,.:     ���������  A man may have _t -his beck and call  Great stores of /wealth, and of gold,  But 6trive as he may no. hand can stay  The death, and his story, is told.  A man may fight the wolf from the door  And breathe of poverty's breath.  Yet long may wait for lire hand of fate,   .  The sweep of the scythe of death.  Tbe vorld is queer in its awful way;  'Twas so since the world began,  For man may right for wrong or the right,  And still he ie .only-man." ..'  ���������Dearer New*.  ������l*l+l*l+i*l4-i*i4ri*i+l*i+i*i^i*i+i*ii:  _  ������  _  ������  *  _  _  ������  ������  1i Tenflerloot in Texas.  And How He Showed the Co���������boy������  That Refinement Xs Not Incompatible With Pluck.  v  By J.N- Quail.  ?I*I*I*W*I+I*I*1*W*W#I*I*I+I*I'-  Out on the flat to the west of the ranch  the cowboys were breaking in a young  tenderfoot who had come to the Rio Frio  for _ little excitement .and a taste of  wild life of the frontier. He had ridden  up to the Pi-uett _ Nicholls ranch a  few days before aud offered his services,  saying that he was willing to put in a  little time, without pay just for the experience.  Ordinarily the men "who were running  the" "Scorpion   P"   on   everything   they  could reach that had horns -and four legs  regarded strangers  with deep suspicion.  But with this one it was -diiierent.    Everything about him was spick and span  and   new.     His  heavy  saddle,   with   its  silver' horn  and  metal corner pieces  on  the skirts and exaggerated tapaderos, or  toe pieces; his Mexican bridle of plaited  hide, with silver rosettes at the ears and  heavy chain of the same metal for, curb;  his  fringed; leggings,   his   immense  sombrero, with a great silver gilt snake for a  roll; his silk shirt, with rolling collar and  scarf; his gaudy sash and his white handled  six shooter;  his high heeled  boots,  and the large spurs with little bells tinkling at the rowels���������all these things and  the manner in which they were worn bespoke the tenderfoot,, and when  he dismounted and  flicked the" dust from  his  boots and hat with a silk handkerchief  the cowboys gave him a noisy welcome  and persisted in wringing his hand until  the bones cracked and tears stood in his  eyes.  That night he was stuffed with stories  -   of tarantulas and snakes and centipeds,  and when he was permitted finally to roll  himself up in his  blankets it was  with  the assurance that if he was not stung to  death  by morning  they   would  make a  man of him.    He had just dropped into a  doze   when   he  was  6tartled  by   an  ear  splitting yell, and as he sat up in terror  he found that the cowboys were dancing  around him like Indians about a painted  war post.    Then they began to  sing  to  him, and'at the end of each verse they  discharged their revolvers , into the roof,  bringing  down  upon  him   a  shower  of  bark splinters and dirt.    They were giving him the "Shorthorn" as his first lesson, and there was a hint in it:  Go, find one of those fihorthorn curs; ",.  Give him a Texas saddle aud a pair of spurs'  A broad brimmed hat nnd  nn old'.Spanish  horse,  Then hear him swear that he has been _ boss.  .   Sing ho���������up, sing ho���������up 1  Sing ho���������up, bulls, away 1  With a final volley and ,,a piercing  . "Aha-i-e-yah-owah!" they fled'into the  ���������night, leaving him to wonder.if they had  run clear off and if in their absence he  would be called upon to face an attack  by Indians or Mexicans.  When he awoke the next morning, the  cowboys treated him as if nothing had  happened during the night, but when  he produced a toothbrush and proceeded  to use it they crowded about him and  tried to borrow it. The cook wanted to  scour the coffeepot with it, Jack Grigsby  needed it to polish his spurs, Frank Ringer wanted to try it on his cay use, and  Jack Langford wanted to swab the barrel  of his six shooter with it. When he pulled out a small hand glass and stared iuto  it as he combed the yellow down on his  upper lip, a crisis ..was reached. It was  decided that the stranger and that mustache must be sepaiated, and in spite of  his pleas and protests the camp barber-  removed the yellow down with, a bowie-  knife that had been whetted upon rock  and rawhide. It was a painful operation,  but they consoled him with the assurance  that it was a necessary one aud that his  looks would be found to have been improved by it when the scratches and cuts  had healed.  During that day the cowboys were too  busy running and roping and tying down  some mossy headed steers that had ventured out of the cedar brakes for a  change to pay much attention to the newcomer, but at night they were ripe for  any devilment. Wonderful snake stories,  each of which had a fatal termination,  were repeated in his hearing. When he  shook his blankets with great care before  turning in, they winked at each other,  and Frank Ringer told of having waked  up the morning before to find a big rattler coiled up on his chest and how he  had waited in great fear for the others  to get up and chase it away, and he was  particularly dramatic in describing how  he had been thrilled with horror while  the clammy thing was crawling over his  flesh.  Perhaps these yarns were responsible  for the fact that the tenderfoot turned in  with his boots on and without removing  his clothes. The boys thought so. They  made their blankets down all about him.  ana before he fell asleep he heard them  snoring in most inharmonious chorus.  Then, while*the hoot owls were screeching  off in the timber and the coyotes were  howling dolorously out on the flat, the  newcomer pulled his blankets close about  him and in a, short time was shoring  louder than the others. His ability as a  nasal organist must have shamed the  cowboys, for soon after he began they  left,off.;  -^������A  Frank Ringer shook off his blankets  and stole, quietly out of the ranch. He,  returned a moment later with a rawhide  rope coiled in his hand. It had been lying  out in the grass and, was'wet with dew.  One end of this ha passed to Jack G riga-  byi" who was beside the tenderfoot, tend  then he dropped on his own blankets,  which were on the other side. They pulled the rope taut between them aud then  gently lowered it until the dump rawhide  lay upon the sleeper's neck,   .-v  The snoring, stopped on the instant.  The tenderfoot made a convulsive movement, and then they heard him groan as  his body became rigid. Grigsbj- drew the  rope slowly toward him, and Ringer as  slowly paid it out on his end. As it passed over the tenderfoot's throat he moaned audibly, but did not dare to stir. It  took some time to pay out the 40 feet of  length in that lariat, but as its end fell  from his neck the tenderfoot rose with a  yell that would have done credit to a  Comanche and boltedout of the door. Iu  an instant the cowboys were at his heels.'  "What's wrong with you V" demanded  Grigsby. " ���������  "Rattlesnake!" gasped the tenderfoot,  whose white face was wet with perspiration and whose knees were-trembling violently. "The horrible thing lay right  across my throat for an hour. It's in  there yet."  "We'll have a look for it," said Ringer,  and he lighted a candle.  The tenderfoot'followed them back and  stood cautiously near the door as they  lifted and shook out their blankets. Lang-  ford got his feet tangled up in the rope.  "Hello," said he, "what's this?" As he  lifted it from beside the tenderfoot's  blankets and passed it toward him the  cowboys groaned in concert.  The tenderfoot strode in among them  and faced the cowboys. "I can lick the-*  man that did this," he said quietly, but  clinching his fists.  Ringer dropped the candle, and they  all made a dive for their blankets.  "I can lick the man that did it," repeated "the tenderfoot, but the cowboys  were snoring again, and that was all the  notice they took of his challenge.  In the morning, as they started out on  the flat to mark and brand the animals  captured the day before, the tenderfoot  touched Ringer on the shoulder. "Did  you hear what I said last night?" he  asked.  "'Bout that rattler?",queried the cow-  boy.-grinning.  "No. About being'able to lick the man  who put up that job," retorted the tenderfoot.  "You'll have to join some other hunt if  you want to lick anybody in this one."  said Ringer. "We'll light for each other,  but we'll never be caught fighting one  another. Don't take a joke too hard, old  man."  "I like jokes, but I don't like snakes.  Please to remember that.'.if you are going to hide behind ranch rules." -And  the tenderfoot mounted and rode out  with the rest:  "He'll   pay   yon   off   for   that   one,  Frank,"  said  Langford,   who  had  overheard   the   conversation.     "Better   keep  "your eye peeled.    He's gritty."  ."I'll  try   his. nerve out  there   on   the  flat." replied Ringer.    "I'll dare him to  ride that black bull I roped yesterday."  ^Ringer's bull was the last to be branded.    As they cropped one ear and sharped the other Grigsby called out:  "Who can ride this maverick?"  "That's   the   new   man's    job."    saiel  Langford.  ���������'.'. "The new man,declines the mount," the  -tenderfoot replied.  "'Fraid?" queried Ringer.  "Of snakes" only;"-was the answer.  "I'll   take   the   mount," .cried   Ringer.  "I'll show this youngster how  tovsit on  a bucking bull." -".'  A lariat was passed around the bull's  body just back of the shoulders anel  drawn, tightly and knotted. Two other  lariats were joined, and the noose of one  of them was thrown over the bull's horns,  while the other end was held by two of  the cowboys to prevent the bull from getting away until they had tired of the fun.  Then Ringer slippe-d off his boots, so  that he could get a toe hold in the rope  around the bull's body. Straddling the  bull, he called out. "Keep yemr e-yo.on  me. youngster!" and then. "Cast off!"  Langford slipped off the le*g ropes, and  the bull sprang to his feet. He .'made a  run on the rope, but the cowboys surged  back upon it nnd caused him to turn.  For a few seconds he buckeel in a circle,  with Ringer yelling in his ears like an  Indian and the othe-rs cheering him on.  Then the unexpected happened. In  working his toes into the rope for a stirrup hold the rope 'slackened a little, anel  both of Ringer's feet Went through. At  thc same moment the bull stumbled and  fell. With his legs tied to the animal's  sides, Ringer went down 'with hiin, anel  the bull rolled over upon him. As the  cowboys dropped their rope to run to  Ringer's assistance the bull scrambled to  his feet and made off so fast that when  the cowboys grabbed for the anchor rope  it was jerked through their hands, and  the bull was free, with Ringer practically tied to his back. He had lost his  hand hoid and was trying desperately  now to free his feet.  A hundred yards away was the edge  of the cedar brake, and for that the bull  was headed. Once in that thicket Ringer would be torn to pieces and his  brains dashed out against the low hanging limbs of the trees. Tbe cowboys ran  madly for their mounts in a forlorn hope  that they might be in time to head the  bull back out on the flat.  The tenderfoot had taken up a position  between the cowboys and the brake to  watch the proceedings. He was almost  in the path of the runaway. For a moment he hesitated. Then in two jumps  he placed himself directly in the course  of the infuriated beast and waited. As  the bull charged he sprang out to meet  Him. The bull had lowered his head,  and the tenderfoot landed fairly between  his horns. In,an instant he had'Reis*-*--*  the loose ends of the slipknot in wh:.*h  the body rope had been tied, and as the  bull tossed him he clung to them.  ���������The rope turned, and he was drift-'  along at the bull's feet for half a Ko:  strides. Then, almost at the edge ������u ���������-.-  brake, the knot pulled out, and he '%. .-  ped under, the animal's heels. That v������_j  all he remembered for a time.  When he came to. Ringer was stvygtr-  irigtoward him with his hand nrt-K-ut-n  out. He; reached up and took :t.--.N<MF  York Press.   ;���������  A Municipal Washroom. ������  In Islington, one of the poorest parishes of London, there is a vestry washroom, where a poor woman can take her  basket of clothes and do her family washing with-every cemvenience. The clothes  are dried very rapidly by steam, und the  fe������ ia only 5 cents.  SHOPPING IN CHINA.  YELLS   AND   WILD    GESTICULATIONS  SEASON  THE  BARGAINING.  The Noiay Haggling: Over Price*  Tarns the Shopping; Quarters Into  a.' "Veritable Pandemonium ��������� Signboards and Their Many Utfeg.   *'  The Silent One.  "What, is your idea of a silent partner?" was asked of a business oracle oo  the board of trade.  "He's the fellow that puts his money  into a firm and.-keeps his mouth shut  while it is being sp������at."���������Detroit Fre������  Presa.     (  THE TROTTING CIRCUIT.  The new performer Lyla, 2:27, Is a  full sister to Chehalis, 2:04%.  Clipper's last quarter at Santa Rosa  was paced in O-SO^.-a 1:58 gait.  Wildwind, 2:lG1/i, was sold by Monroe Salisbury for $37 as a yearling.  Hal Dillard, Jr., the promising son of  Hal Dillard. stands 1G*_ hands, and  weighs 1,200 pounds. ������  Alix,   Nancy   Hanks,   Fantasy  and  Beuzetta are the only mares who have,  records faster than Dione..  Pilot Medium,. .Tr.'s, road cart race  record of 2:09% at Old Orchard, Me.,  the other day is a world's record.  Democracy, the "pacing ghost" from  Chester. Pa., placed the Titus'ville  track record at 2:0S% the other day.  ��������� Every groom in the stable received a  ?20 goldpiece from Mr. Lawson after  Boralma won the 2:12 trot at, Read-  ville. -  The veteran driver James M. Pettit,  now 78 years old, is reported to have  lost the sight of one eye from a slight  accident.  Bivouac. 2:1G%, Is now a Canadian  horse and is showing up. well in the  hands of the Montreal trainer, Sam  Desantels.. .   '  Daken D, 2:1GM>, is the fastest 3-year-  old,pacer to date. He .Is a bay colt by  Athadon and made his record at Santa  Rosa. Cal.. July 5.  They say there is a pacer racing over  half mile tracks in Massachusetts who  has a record better than 2:15, but ia  starting in the slow classes.  Brook Curry was a penniless rubber  for Bowerman Bros. 17 years ago. He  Is said to be worth $250,000 now, all  made in the trotting horse business.  A special feature of the August meeting at Pittsfield. Me., will be a $1,000  purse for a free for all trot and pace,  with $50 extra to the horse beating  2:11.-;  ��������� Maxine of ^Praytell-Maxine match  fame repeated her Dover (N. H.) record  of 2:07%..at Old'--Orchard. Me., a few  days  ago.  Her   old. antagonist  still  Btands in Philadelphia "sold for $7,500  to an Ohio oil man."���������Horseman.     ���������     '  Bine .lay Tree Planter-.  An old time Arizona woodchopper  says the blue jays have planted thousands of the trees now growing ail over  Arizona. He says these��������� birds have a  habit of burying small seed In the  ground with their^beaks and that they  frequent pinyon trees and bury large  numbers of the small pine nuts In the  ground, many of which sprout and  grow. He. was walking through the  pines with an eastern gentleman a short  time ago when one of these birds flew  from.a tree to the ground, stuck his  bill in the earth and quickly flew away.  When told what had happened, the  eastern man was skeptical, but the two  went to the spot aud with a knife* blade  dug out a souuel pine* nut from a depth  of about Wj inches. Thus it will be seen  that nature lias plans of her own for  forest perpetuation.  The negiHter of tlie Voice.  Tbe register of the voice is sometimes confounded with tho rnnge.  There are two registers to the voice,  whatever its quality. These are termed the register of the chest and the  register of the head.  Tbe chest notes are given in full,  even tones and with the natural voice.  The tones may be either open or closed.  They are given from the chest and the  back of the nose.  Head tones come.from the.'*6ridge of  the nose, and if untrai^e$l/.,are apt to  develop an unpleasant shrillness.  In a trained voice it is impossible to  detect where the chest register ends.  ',���������-/���������*  Plants That Bear Jewels.  One of the directors of Kew gardens,  lecturing at tb'e London institute on  some curiosities of tropical plant life,  said that among these were the pearls  found occasionally in the cocoanut  palm of the Philippine Islands���������pearls  which, like those of the ocean, are composed of carbonate of lime. The bamboo, too, yields another precious product in the shape of true opals, which  are found in its joints.  Although the peculiar civilization of the  Chinese has failed to-provide the shops  of the country with plate glass windows,  mahogany counters, huge mirrors and the  seductive shop walker, yet the tradespeople have methods of their own for engaging the attention of the public worthy of  notice if not of imitation. To begin with,  the competition which forces down the-  prices of goods in this country is unknown iu China.     ^  ,The manufacturers, who own most' of  the shops, to protect the interests of  themselves and their workpeople, insist  on fixing all prices and when attacked  with fits of greed combine to raise the  price lists, which, to prevent the shopkeeper overcharging, are posted up in the  shop. All such shops belong to what we-  should cull a union.  In free houses the price given for an article is the result of a prolonged haggle.  The Chinese are such experts at bargaining that shops of good repute publicly declare that they sell only at the advertised'price.  Why a Chiuamanwhen haggling should  shout at the top of his voice is not clear:  but . he does; consequently the vociferations of several hundred purchasers ami  the equally stentorian rejoinders of the  tradespeople render a Chinese shopping  quarter, when the public are abroad, a  veritable pandemonium.  The amounts in dispute are seldom  more than a half penny or so,- but, the  parties scream and gesticulate as if their  entire fortunes were at stake, the din appearing to be much louder than it really  is owing to the narrowness of the streets,  which are seldom more,than a few fee!  across.  Shops which decline all abatement have  a siguboard inscribed, "chen pu urh>  chin," which menus "fixed price." ,  Business in China being conducted on  principles mostly unknown to the outer  world, it is not strange to find that shops  and warehouses are never known by the  family name of the proprietor.- They are  distinguished-by some' sign generally the  invention of the owner, who will hold  a long and anxious consultation with  his family and friends in order to obtain  a "hao," which shall embodysome felicitous idea.  When a new, shop is opened or a newcomer comes into possession, the public-  are made aware of w'hat has taken  place by long crimson streamers hanging  from the signboards. The friendliness  which exists . between the shopkeeping  class and their patrons results in developments of which, we know nothing in  this country. We should smile at the  tradesman who affixed a notice in his  window saying tbat "his wife was not  very well that day" or that "his father  was dead." In China, in addition tc  such written announcements, increased  publicity is afforded by" white or ash  colored streamers being suspended fron  the signboards.  The signboards are also used to record  the death of an emperor. This is done  by putting the board with its letters iu  gaudy red and gold into mourning. The  paper with which the sides of the board  are covered is not black, as it'*;.would be  with', us, but green, and in order that  business shall not be interfered with the  green paper is dotted all over with the  house's name. But the loyalty and grief  of the.shopkeeper are testified to by two  streamers. - em,'which . is inscribed, "kus  kshio," "the kingdom mourns."  On the occasion of a new ruler, the  mourning streamers are changed for red  ones, a color in China symbolical of joy.  The display of bunting outside Chinese  shops always strikes the, European as  strange, but'it serves its purpose.  We shall have our work cut out wherj  the time comes to destroy the popularity  of the candle in China. This is how the  candle' dealers, a highly, imaginative  body it would seem, insist their dips with  pe>etry. After detailing the varieties they  deal in, the announcement proceeds: "Al-  eventide the mandate came from courts  of Hau. On hearing that mighty name,  the scholars hurried to the tower and  studied there by candlelight."  Dyt-rs in China may be expert, but  they are not .modest. "We deal in kingfisher, and dark blue-s. also double blacks.  We rival hi our workmanship Celestial  manufacturers."  Another dyer, after declaring that the-  public should only deal at the right sign.  allows .them to infer that he is alluding  to his own, by stating that his is the  "double headed (chuang feng) phenix."  Although there are over 1.000,000 slurps  in China, it is safe to say no" two signs  are alike.  As the Chinese are a strnnge mixture  of good sense and superstition, strange  scenes are to be witnessed in the shops.  The materials of which a prescription is  composed having been made use of, the  refuse is carefully deposited in the middle  of the street by the shopkeeper, and his  customer, in the belief that if the mess  is sniffed at by the horse on which the  spirit of the "T'ien-i star" rides, the result will be certain to be favorable to  the patient. The "T'ien-i-star," or "Celestial cure," is invariably believed to  prowl the streets nightly in order to  watch over those who have been ailing  and sick.  '._ Joke on Offenbach.  M. Ernest Blum told a joke which  he and some friends played on Offenbach when "La Belle Helene" was  about to be produced. The composer  was most anxious that his airs should  not get about before the first night and  had asked all his company to be most  careful not to let any one hear them,  but his tunes wrere so catchy that it  was impossible to help singing them.  One day Blum and his friends were  sitting opposite Offenbach in a cafe  when one of them began to hum a leading air of "La Belle Helene."  "Who taught you that?" cried Offenbach in a rage.  "No . one," replied Blum. "I have  known it for ages," and they all agreed  that their nurses ased to sing it to  them when they were children. Presently Albert Wolff, who was one of the  party, began to sing another of the  airs.  "What!" cried Offenbach, Vyou know  that too?"  "I composed it myself," said Wolff.  Offenbach then saw that they were  playing a practical joke on him and demanded the name of the singer who  had sung them the opera.' They refused, and so'the composer threatened  that he would fine every one In the  theater unless they told him. So Blum  and his friends stood up and began '  the first chorus of the first act and declared they would sing the finale before  the whole cafe unless Offenbach relented. The composer, in terror for  his music, gave in,, beaten by his own  facility In writing music.  A Gastronomic Cyclone.  ��������� All  men  and   women  eat.     If  they  don't, they won't last long, and no one.  need worry as to whether they count  for much or not.   But good eaters are  usually very depend-on-able.    By good.  eaters' I do not mean large eaters or  greedy eaters,  though  I  may include  some of both, but I' mean the men and.  women who enjoy what they,.eat and  show no disposition, either from dyspepsia or other form of indigestion, to  quarrel with their food.  Gluttons, however, are not very lovely. I sat at table once with a woman  at a summer resort who every day for  dinner ate 12 ears of corn from tbe cob.  That is more than tbe regulation midday feed for a horse. And in the operation she greased her hands and her  cheeks, and every now and again her  nose was decorated with the well buttered grains. She was a sight, and at  the end of the table she bred a famine  that it took waiters to relieve. And  she was in repose not by any means a '  bad looking woman, but in action���������in  action at the table���������she was a kind of  human cyclone, leaving desolation In  ber path. She had bad-three husbands  and is a widow again. What became  of tbe poor men I never knew Maybe  she > ate them.  When Bees Beat Troops.  It is on record that a swarm of bees  as weapons of war were used not once,  but twice, and with the best possible  effect.."  When Tbemiseyra, in Pontus,waa  besieged by Lucullus, the Romans employed turrets, built mounds and made  huge mines beneath the city. While  they were creating the mines the people of Themiseyra dug down-through  the earth to the mines and then cast in  upon the Roman workers bears and  other wild animals, together with a  swarm of bees. t  History repeated itseif In England  when the Danes and Norwegians made  their attack upon Chester, about ten  centuries since.: The town was" held  by the Saxons and some Gallic allies,  who trledstones and boiling water upon the besiegers without'effect. As a  last resource they collected all the beehives and upset them into the enemy's  camp beneath the city wall.  This had the effect of making things  "hum," so to speak, and it Is recorded  that the enemy were so' badly stung  that they could move neither arms nor  legs. ���������.'     .  RAILWAY TIES.  m  M  4  mm  ' U  &  .������  i_  A Conqueror From the Suburbs.  "What a grand air Sidney Suizzer has!  Does he come from a specially fine family?"  "No. Don't you see? He's taking a  cook home with him."���������Detroit Free  Press.  Not Often, ot Course.  "Pa, what's an optimist?"  "A man who sometimes hears of people doing things just as he would have  done them if he had been theife."���������Chicago Times-Herald.  The London and Northwestern Railway company issues yearly 50 tons of  railway ticke-ts.  One thing favorable to the electric locomotive is that it can climb hills and  turn curves that the steam locomotive  cannot touch.  Persia, with a population of nearly  9.000.000. has only one railway line, anel  that not more than six miles in length  and belonging, to a Belgian company.  At Blackpool. England, the municipal  authorities operate the street railways,  carrying passe-nge-rs at 3 1-3 cents per  fare>. On this basis a sinking fund has  boe-n laiel by. interest and taxes paiel anel  a profit left.  1  to  to  to  to  to  to  $  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Ml  E   Stocks and  bonds bought, sold and  /{*, carried   on  margin.     Listed  to mining stocks carried  BANKERS AND  BROKERS. . . .  362 MAIN ST., WINNIPEG  to  to  to  to  to  i  to  to  to  $  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  #  "I'l  \ I-/1  I-  i;  v,  KK  THE CUMBERLAND NEWS  CUMBERLAND. B.C.  VACATION   DAYS.  O the summer girls in laces -walk the broad, e*e-  rightful beach,- and the sun prints'on their  . ' faces just the sirrple- legend. ���������*l>eacir!" Ail  the waves with glee' are roarirr-; a.-j the}  dance along, the shore; full of joy ia their  outpouring,' 'cause tha sumnrer'd here once-  more. '      ,  O the billow's on the briny, and the foam 13 0:1  the crest, and the balher looks so line he just  parades around undressed! All the sons ot  Father Neptune frolic where eel grasses  grow, but there's deep and dank deception  hidden in the undertow.  O the bather's back is burning, and tho freck is  on; the face; bubbles Irfig the surf is churning', and the wavelets .run a race. U the  dainty city maiden screams when liigh the  billows, grow,- and the' ci'-rb, with laughter  laden, grabs'her by her pinkest toe!  ���������"������ the shirt waist's on,the girlcy, und the girley's  on the walk, and despite the burly ��������� burly  of the sea sire can still talk in sweet, accents, most enraptured, 'like the songs the  wavelets sing, and to ice cream, when 'tis  captured, O sho doesn't do a thing!  Other wind blows herky jerky through the moistened atmosphere, and the mashereete i;  perky, with her necktie on her car! O the'  board walk is resounding with the tunes that  make us weep, and' the surf for aye is  pounding on the doorway of the deep!  <i the sun is sweetly smiling, in a reddish, hottish  way, and the Midway,is beguiling the ex-  cursionistic jay!- O the tintype taker's taking all the "please look pleasant" grins,  and the fakir's busy faking all the yapish  "just come ins!"  <"��������� the gentleman from, Goshen loafs with languor  - in the brine, where he dallies with the  notion that the ocean is divine! O the  yachts 'are wing-a-winging where tire 'salty  zephyrs blow,; and the frankfurters are.sing-  ing of tlieir dog days long ago I  O tlie bait is on the hooklet, and the booklet's on  the string, and the wee fish takes a looklet  ere he thus proce-e'ds to sing. "Oh, I'd like  to grace'your table, but I can't eat bait today!" Then the fislrr-T tells the fable o' the  fish that got awii.v,. >  ���������Ceorge V. Hoburt in New York Journal.  There never was, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all ills  to which flesh is heir���������the very nature of  many curatives being such that were the  germs of other and differently seated diseases rooted in the system of the patient���������  what would relieve one ill in turn would aggravate the othsr. We - have,' however, in  Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous ills. By its gradual and judicious  use the frailest systems are led inio convalescence and strength by the influence which  Quinine exerts en nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of ir terert in life is a disease,  and, by-tranquihzing tlie nerves disposes to  sound ana refreshing sleep���������imparts vigor  to the action of the blood, which, being  stimulated, courses throughout the veins,  strengthening ihe heaithy animal functions  of thc system, thereby making activity, a  necessary wsult, strengthening the frame,  and giving life to the digestive organs, which  naturally demand increased substance���������result, improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman,  of Toronto have given to thc public their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and,  gauged by the opinion of, scientists, this  wine approaches nearest perfection of any in  the market. ���������; All drugyists sell it.  A GREAT REPUTATION  HAS   BEEN  ACHIEVED  BY  DE.  WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS.  Ohbonic Derangements op the Stomach,  LiVKR and jBlood are speedi y removed by  the active principle of the ingredients entering'into .the composition of Parmelee's Veg-,  etable Pills. These pills act specifically on  the deranqed organs, stimulating 10 action  the dormant energies of the system,' thereby removing aiae-see and renewing, life and*  vitality to the afflicted.- In this lies the great  secret of the popularity of Parmelee's Vegetable pills.  VAUDEV1LLAINY.  BrunnlnK n Werlny Hat.  ' Some men" will buy two or three  black derby ba*s a sensou, and these  will always look rusty and old. . Other  men will buy not" more than one a  year, and that will never lose its deep  und brilliant gloes.  "I'll tell you why it Is," said one of  the best dressers" in town tbe other  day. "It is because one man brushes  his* hat with a stiff bristled whisk, and  the otlier rubs his softly with a piece  of woolen cloth. The felt of a hat is  such a delicate stuff that a stiff whisk  applied to it hss pretty much tbe effect  that a currycomb or a rake would have  on a suit of clothes. It wears the nap  off, exposing the bare gray foundation  in short order.  t  "A piece of woolen cloth,' rubbed  over a hat with a circular motion that  conforms to the grain, doesn't rub off  the nap at all. but keeps it lustrous  and tirm and of good color. I buy one  $2.50 hat a year anel rub it each  morning with a bit of flannel. I guarantee that it outlasts three $5 hats that  are raked and scraoed w������th whisks every day."  Some  ���������  Verr^  Terrible   Jeata   From  ������ Buay Joke Mill.  Brown���������Grey son has started an action  for slander.  Smith���������Oh, I guess it's only a light  matter.  Brown���������Not. at all.   .  Smith���������Well, it's only a summer suit.  ,   The Jester���������I know a man who always  does everything single handed.  Mr. Ernest���������I don't believe it.  "But the fellow has only one hand."  First Clown���������Why is buying a bill of  goods on eredit-like-a regiment.in-action's1  Second Clown���������I'm a dead one.  ''Because it's a charge."  "A professional musician is always better than an amateur, you know."  "Why. so?"  "Because, he always plays by 'notes.' "  "One would think that a circus tent  would be a splendid place to hold a pe>-  litical meeting."  "Why do you think that?"  "It would then be so easy to canvas  the votes."  A Wonderful Bird.  One day a wonderful bird tapped at  the window of Mrs. Nansen's���������wife of  the famous arctic explorer���������home at  Christiania. Instantly . the window  was opened and in another moment  she covered the little, messenger with  kisses and caresses. '  The carrier pigeon had been away  from the cottage 30 long months, but it  hail not forgotten the "way home. It  brought a note from Nansen, stating  that all was going well with him and  his expedition in the polar region.  Nansen had fastened a message to  "the bird and turned it loose. .  The frail courier darted out into the  blizzardy air. It flew like an arrow  over a thousand miles of frozen waste,  and then sped forward over another  thousand. miles of ocean and plains  and forests, and one morning entered  the window of the waiting mistress  and delivered the message .which she  had been awaiting so anxiously.  We boast,of-human pluck, sagacity  arid endurance,' but this: loving little-  carrier pigeon. ,in its homeward flight,  after au absence of "10 months, accomplished a feat so wonderful that we  can only give ourselves up to the  amazement and admiration which must  overwhelm every one when the mar  velous story is told.  "Where do the bones  sheep go; after death?"  fidel   bitterly.  "They   usually   go   to  of a cow or a  sneered the in-  sponded the witty fellow.  the   dogs,"   re-  "You say that Grogson offered to treat  you when you fell through the-roof?"  "Well," he said, "here's where we take  a drop."  She--You   married   me   for   bettor   or  worse.  He���������I did not.  She1���������How dare you deny it?  Ho���������1 don't deny it.  She���������-What do.you mean?  He���������It  was decidedly worst-  As Pakmelek's Vegetable Pills contain Mandrake and Dandelion, they cure  Liver and Kidney Complaints with unerring  certainty. They, also contain Roots and  Herbs which have specific virtues truly wonderful in their action on the stomach and  bowels. Mr. E. A. Cairncross, Shakespeare,  writes: "I consider Parmelee's Pills an excellent remedy for Biliousness and derangement of the Liver, having used them, myself  for some time.  are   the   only  medicine that  will cure Diabetes.       Like  Bright's   Disease this disease was incurable until  Dodd's Kidney Pills  cured  it.       Doctors  themselves    confess  that -without Dodd's  Kidney     Pills    they   are  powerless     against    Diabetes.      Dodd's     Kidney  Pills are the first medicine  that ever cured  Diabetes.  Imitations���������box, name and  ill, are advertised to do so,  ut the medicine that does  cure  Literature Versus Love.  Jasper���������I have hit on a new style of  proposal and am in doubt what to do.  Jumpuppe���������What is your trouble?  Jasper���������I can't decide- whether to write  a short story around it err try to capture  an he-iress with it.���������Town Terpies.  Not .only 'in Canada, Hut in Every Civilized  Country I'hroughout the World���������Merit  Alone has Giv*-n This Medicine Its  Great Prominence Oyer Competitors  K i. erywliere.  The reputation achieved by Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills not only in  Canada, but throughout the world,  rests upon a very solid basis, which  may be summed lip in two words-  sterling merit. The Enterprise has  had -occasion'."to- investigate a number of cures efTected by this medicine, and knows that in some instances at least these cures -were  wrought after other medicines had  failed, even to give relief. Recently another cure' came under our notice, that cannot fail to increase the  popularity of Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills in the locality in which it occurred, and as we can vouch for the  facts, it may well bring ,hopc to  sufferers, elsewhere. '  Mr. Walter H. Johnson is one of  the best known residents of the  northern section of Queen's county.  He resides in'the town of Caledonia,  where ho keeps an hotel, and also  runs a stage that carries passengers  and mail between that - town and  Liverpool, a distance of some thirty  miles. Mr. Johnson was in Bridge-  water recently, on.which occasion he  gave a reporter of this paper the  following facts: About three ' years  ago he was taken very ill. He had  the- best of medical attendance, but  made very, little1 progress towards recovery, and the doctor told , him  there was very little hope that he  would be able to return to his former work. The trouble appeared to  have located itself in his ' kidneys,  and for eight-weeks or more he was  confined to bed. He suffered greatly  from, constant pains in the back, his  appetite ,became impaired and his  constitution generally appeared to be  shattered. At this juncture he decided to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  and got a half dozen boxes. In the  course. of. a couple of weeks he noticed an improvement in his condition arid he .continued .the use of the  pills until he had taken some ten or  twelve boxes, when he not only felt  that his.cure was-complete, but also  felt that in all respects his health  was better than it had been for  years. Since that time he has been  continually driving his coach between Caledonia and Liverpool, and  .has not had the slightest return of  the trouble', notwithstanding that  he has to face at times very inclement weather, that ,might well- bring  on a return of the trouble had. not  his system been so strongly fortified  against it through the use of Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills.  If the blood is pure and wholesome disease cannot exist. The reason why Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  cure so many forms of disease is  that they act directly upon the blood  and nerves, thus reaching' the root of  the   trouble. Other   medicines   act  only " upon the symptoms of the  trouble, and that is the reason  the trouble always returns when you  cease these medicines. Dr. Williams  Pink Pills make permanent cures in  kidney troubles, rheumatism, erysipelas, anaemia and kindred diseases.  But be sure you get the genuine  which bear the full name Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for, Pale People on  the  wrapper  around  every  box.  & anut/ Cuds ritt/ yte-rf- <>Ajuih/ *JMya  PACKARD'S  Shoe  Dressing  SAV B n  OPTENV  HINEA  HO E U  ALL COLORS  tok  ALL   LEATHERS.  For Ml* by all flrat-altM  SHOE DEAUERS.  L. H. Packard A Co.  MONTREAL.  BIG   STOCK  OF  TYPE  Manufactured by THOS. "LEE, Winnipeg-.  Catholic Prayer 8������__SrSS:  alar*, Religious Pictures. StatuaTV, and Church  Ornaments, Educational Worta.SIailordersrfr  oeive prompt attention. _, _ J. Sadllei & CO. ,MO&tieal  W. N. U.  291.  A SHORT ROAD to health was opened  to those' suffering from chronic coughs,  asthma, bronchitis-, catarrh, , lumbago,  tumors, rheumatism, excoriated nipples  or, inflamed breast, .and kidney 00m-  plaJnts, by the Introduction of the inexpensive and effective remedy, Dr.  ThomasVEcleotrlo Oil.  AND  MATERIAL  .        Mother's Xlttle  Helper.  Aunty���������Whom do you love best?  Dolly���������Mamma. :-    .  Aunty���������Who next?  Dolly���������You.  Aunty���������Who next?  Dolly���������Baby.  Father (from the , background)���������And  when does daddy come in?  Dolly���������About _2 In the. morning.���������  Sketch.  LA "TOSCANA," J_SoWifi&ta  Calves are never 'killed, in Morocco  because of a popular notion that if e p-  prived' of them tbe cows would cease  to give milk.  T  Do, you want Ink?  Do you want Type? ,.  Do you want Plates?  Do you want Stationery?  Do you want a Ready Print 7  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want totradePaper-Cutters?  Do  you want ANYTHING in  tha  way of Printing Material?  Correspond with the  j Toronto Type  * Foundry Co.  (LIMITED.)  Everything  fo������ the Printer  A Meimare of Suce-em.  Friend���������Oh, by the way. 1 have been  curious to know whether you were successful with that strange patient you  were treating last winter.  Doctor��������� 1 was, partially. He has  paid almost...ho.i*.-.it.his- b������J?. -  If justice ruled, what a shifting of  Jobs there would be.���������Milwaukee Journal.  HOTEL IWuWL&tS^^pXu^  A Natural Inquiry.  "Papa," said Tommy Tread way.  "Now, Tommy." replied Mr. Tread-  way. "I shall answer only one more  question today. So be careful what  you ask."  "Yes, papa."  "Well, go on."  "Why don't they bury the .Dead  sea?"���������Household Words.  on  SulTerinjvH of n Sennit I ve Sonl.  "Mrs.   Dee-rwin.  did 'thai   Ions   trip  the* lake*-** make' you seasick'.'"  "No. but tin* noise the* e-nptain of the-  boat made in I'.-uia-r wlie-h lie sat at on:  table made  mo  elre-uelfully  lake  sick."  It may be onlv a t-iflir-g cold, but neglect  it and it will fasten its fangs in your lungs,  and you will soon be curried tejan untimely  grave. In this c untry we hav j sudden  changes nnd rnu-rt expect to have ce>'*ylis and  colds. We cannot avoid them, but we can  effect a cure by vair.g Bickel's Ar.ti-Con-  sumptive Syrup: the medicine (ha- has never  been known to fail in curing coughs, ce*lda,  bronchitis and all affections of the throat,  lunggand chest.  is Dodd's    Kidney    Pills.  Dodd's Kidney Pills are  fifty   cents   a  box   at   all  druggists.  "Welcome.  As the missionaries disembarked the  naked savages upon the shore testified  to their great joy.  "You are welcome!" cried these latter. "Thrice welcome! For now, in  case that we ever desire to be civilized,  all we have to do is to k"1 you, and the  Christian powers will ccuie with hospital ships and things and civilize us."  They had no sleeves upon which to  wear their hearts, but they seemed sincere for all that.  Pay in R  the  Frelrjnt.  Johnny���������Paw.   wlu-n   a   man   express-can opinion, can he collect express charge-  on it? -.  .  piUv-Hi' can���������if he is a lawyer.���������i>ai  tlmore American.  Stan3tend Junction, P. Q., 12th Aug. 18TS.  MESSRS. C. C.MCHAfiDs & CO.  Gentlemen,���������-1 fell from a bridge  leading from a platform to a loaded car  while assisting ray men in unloading a  load of grain. The bridge went down  as well as tbe load c-u my back, and 1  8truck on the ends of the sleepers, causing a serious injury to my leg. Only  for its being very fleshy, would have  broken it. In an hour could not walk  a step. Commenced u.-ing MINARD'S  LINIMENT, ami the third day went to  Montreal on bu-iuess and got about  well by the use of a cane. In ten days  waH nearly well. I can sincer- ly recommend it as the best- Liniment that  I know of in use  Yours truly, C. H. GORDON.  Overcoming the Objection.  "You have saiel a whole lot," remarked the alderman from the 'Steenth  ward at last, "but your words don't  seem to carry any weight."  "Ah." said the promoter, "we'll repair that oversight."  Then there was a clinking sound as  of some beavy metal, and the alderman  "oceeded  to  listen  to  reason.  All men of genius are said to have  eyes clear;*'slow moving and bright.  This is the eye which indicates mental  ability of some kind, it doesn't matter  ��������� tat,  ���������  Minard's Liniment Cures Dljtitleria.  NORTHWESTERN BRANCH,  175 Owen St., Winnipeg, Man.  British Columbia Branch, Vancouver  THE NATIONAL LIFE  ASSURANCE CO. OF CANADA  Issues an Ideal  Policy.  Write to NARES, ROBINSON & BLACK  Mjjrs. Manitoba ami N. XV. T���������  Winnipeg, Man.  Or to PKTEIt DICKSON, General Agent,  Winnipeg, Man.  The Still. Small Voice nnd ������Tie Other.  "De trouble In dis life," said .Uncle  Eben, "is dat de voice o'-duty can't do  no mo'n whisper, while de voice o'  pleasure uses a megaphone."���������Ohir-ago  News.  Minard's Linimeiit Cures Distemper.  Never Worrier* nnel  Worrier*.  "Fieledia Me-Biggs iie>ve*r worries."  "No: she worries other people bragging about how she-  never worries.".  Brass Band  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, Bt������.  EVtRY TOWN  CAN HAVE A  BAND.  Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalog us  BOj ^lustrations mailed free. Write us for any-  thin_ hi1 M-usic or Musical Instrument-.   ��������� _ "   -   ������   ���������  Toronto,Ont.,and  Whaley Royce ������ t������0.,       Winnipeg, Man.  WESTERN CANADA  BUSINESS COLLEGE  Market   Street., Op p. City Hall,  "Winnipeg-, Man.  WEST SYSTEMS.   1 HOBOUGH COURSES  Write for catalogue.  W. A. SIPP11ELL, B. A., Principal.  a3fj^_^_X3^3_32i-'2'*S-S_Xi*-'  Beware of  Ointments  for  Catarrh  That Contain Mercury,  As mercury will surely destroy the sense of  smell and c ompletely derange the whole system when entering it throergtr thc mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescriptions f r om reputable physicians  as the damage they w:ll do is ten fold to ihe  So  Near ami   Vet  So Fnr.  Tbe Peacemaker���������Your husband complains that you are elistant.  The Wife���������He is so dreadfully close!  Minard's Liniment Cnres Colds, Etc.  rrood you can posaibly derive from them. Hall t  Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &  Co.,  Toledo, O.. contains do mercury, and is-  taken internally,aetii g ellrectly upon ihe blood  aud mucous surlac-s of the sysiem. Ini bu>mg  Ball's Catarrh Cure l-.c pure you gft the genuine. It is taken internally, and nietde m Toledo,  Ohio by F. J. Cheney & Co.    Testimonials free.  Sold t-y Druo-srists, price 75c per bottle.  Hall s Family Pills are the best.  "Wide C-apld.  When the man and his wife came to  llows. Love flew away.  "1 don't care to be mixed up in any  family quarrels," said Love sagely.���������  Detroit Journal.  Very  Much   nt  Sea.  "Come on. old chap., let's go down  into tbe hold and se-e* the workings of  tbo ship's vitals."  "No, thanks. 1 have a pretty good  dea of it now." ���������Lite.  Minard's Liniient Cnres Garget in Cows.  HE   RAN   A   MILE  and so would many a young  lady, rather than take a bath  without the "Albert."  | BABY'S OWN SOAP  ^ It lenvcs the .'kin wonderfully soft  and frerh.and its laint fragrance is extremely pleasing.  Uewaro of Imltallons.  ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., Hfil  MONTREAL.  I  iM\  m  tm rl__    C"UMii_.Ii_���������i*_    ������������������'*;_  Issued  Every   Wednesday.  THE  STAGE  AS  A   PULPIT.  W. B. ANDERSON,  Uabbi  Jose-ph  Krau^kopf Compnros the  Stage  "With   the   Sermon.  KTHTOi:  /  i  Tire cciiumns <>t The News ar������ ope.-:.! to .JI  wh-- wish to expri-ss therein vu-ws or. ma*.;-  ers-'f public   interest.  While wc eflo not heiM ourselves   respon -i  hie f->r the utterances etf corresi-omleuts, vi^  reserve   the  r-gut    of   elecliiring   to   insert  ooiii.auaicA'.rnris ri-* necessarily perse-nally.  WKDNESDAY, f NOV. 21et, 1900.  THE     HERO.  The following has ben hand'-d  to U8 a* the" prod..ciion i.f a 13 y-.'ar  old t-irl if Coiiuix.  The da v Wiif fine whe-n lie started  away,  And (Mir hearts weret--.rilled with  pride,  To see how bold   and   brave   he-  looked,  Leaving his mother's bide.  The prallant   ship   locked   bright  and gay,  When he left his land to  depart,  Leaving his country, borne   and  friends,  And many a broken heart.  What were, his   thoughts   as, he  Bailed away  On that long journey abroad,  ,   Perhaps never to return again.  But lie under Aftie's sod.  The journey seemed  to   him   so  long,  But he stood it  bravely   through  all,  And the  waters   they   did   leap  and roll  Like the thundering  bugles call.  When he entered the .field he saw  a.eight  That made his blood  turn   cold.  His first  thought   then    was   to  turn to flight,  But he looked at  bold.  his  comrades  The hugles sounded  arm?,  the   call to  And the   drums   they   beat   tbe  charge,  With a mighty rush as  of waters  . rolled,  The loud response of the great  discharge. *   .   .  The field was scattered 'far and  near,' *~ ��������� ' "  With many a friend and foe.  And the hot blood surged from  many a brow,  0  Of the high born and the low.  But our hero did not look at this,  He.went right at his work  And   gained   a    Victoria   Cross  through all,  For his duty he did not shirk.  Now lads take my advice and  be  As noble as this man  And the next   lime   Britain   has  to tight  Do all the servieje that you   can.  ,  NaGILLIM To LEAK'S.  VIRION  BAY.  The Alpha was in and loaded  bunker coal and sailed for Fraser  river, where she will load cargo of  B.ilt salmon for Yokohama, she  will also take over a hundred Jap-  ane -e passengers.  Large tramp turret d ck steamer  N/rmau Isles arrived from San  Francisco and took part cargo of  coal,'sailed to Portland with flour  and lum ber for Japan.'  The Australian   line  coaled at tiie wharf.  steamship  J am not a froonont visiter at the- theatre.   ;  The* cause thai  keeps mc from it.  however,   j  is not I lint which sri'iier-rlly keeps un-achera   j  from Us doors. Ono of the reasons is. that   i  such  busy  fields as  mine have-  bc-.n.  since   t  in  tlii* ministry, have aifordcel me hut few   :  leisure cvoninj-s for tho cnjovnieni 6f drear.-   j  nlic   performances.     The   other   reason   is.   j  that   filmost   evesry   time   that   I   have   wit-   !  1'cssed   a   powerful   play  upon  the  siasc  I   ,  have  be-on   discouraer.'d  from   coming axriin   ,  by   a  cemsiderablc  foclhrs:  of  humiliation���������  c:,use-el,  for  the most purl,  not; by a recognition  of  the  sins of tbo  ht.-ta*.   but by  a  consci.msr.f'ss e-r the  weakness of the sermon when e-onrpare el with the power of tbe  drama,  and  of the  blindness <>f pulpiteer.-)  j  ir,   nnlagonizing   one   of  the   most   he.pftii   j  allies of tlie pulpit.   One who loves his pro-  j  ie-ssion as elearly as J love mine, one who  I  ���������.ppivclate-.s    the   lnoralizinjr  and .elevating:  ���������  iiwluence of thc pulpit as stronjjlv as 1 do,  orrc who sees as  little of the- theatre ajs 1  do,   (.-an   oe-rtairily   not  be  charged   with   a  hatred of the pulpit    or with au-    unelyinsr  love of  tho   stage.   wLun   1   say  thai  there  are times when as a niorahzer, the preacher seems to me but a blunderer alongside  of  lire  ru-tor.   and   the  scrmou  bat a laiut  eeno oi  tbe poweriul reality of the drama:  where.   Instead   of   looking   upon   the   actor  as   of   another   anel   Inferior   profession,   f  -  l'L-el  like taking him by the hand arm call-   '  iriK him "Brother rroacher." "Brother Toiler in the Vineyard of the Lord." -   j  V.'hufher he  would permit  me to  address   ,  him thus, or whether ho would i'cel himself  s  at ail  honored   by  the appelatiou.   is very   .  ciuesuouaoie.     Reason   enough   he   has  for  ���������  leitlihig  anel   hating the clergy.     Who  has   ,  so degraded  his profession  as  the  palp.tV  .  Who has so "ruthlessly prosecuted him as  the  |  preacher?     Who   has   so   hopussly   excom-  !  muuicated  him as.  the churchV    Who  has  !  so   shrunk   from   his   sight   and   toue-u   as. ���������'  clergy-ridden comnrun.! rcsV  Had the actor been a traitor of countries  or a slayer of people. L..a be been a walking pestilence or the fiend inc.irnale. he  could not have been more loathed and shunned, more cruelly condemned here aud hereafter, than he anel his prufesion have been,  barring a 'fe\v exceptional intervals, from  tho rise of the modern era. and even long  before it. At the very cradle of the hlstri-  fjnic art we find its pursuer bent upon  throttling it.  -I   have   strong   s'usphl.ns   that   envy   is  .still   the   cause   of much   of   the   church's  ' persecution   of   rhe   stage.     Tlie   stage   is  more   popular   than   the   pulpit.     Arrd   deservedly so.    Compare the average puriian-  ic    church     with   the    average   legitimate  theatre, and you will find contrast enough.  The one repels;    thel other    attracts.    The  'one is ascetic: the other is aesthetic.    The  one    chills,     the    other  cheer.--.'    The, one  bores,   the  other  entertains.    The  one  depresses;  the    other    recreates.     The    ono  scolds tlie   other    pleases.    Tlie    one    surrounds itself with a eemerery atmosphere;  the   other   delights   the   eye   and   ear   with  beautiful  scenes  and  strains.    The  one   is  dogmatic anel dictatorial: the other teaches  without rod or prod, and preaches witlvut  starch   or   choker,   and    cori-e-ts     wj-hout  threat or censure'.    The one concerns itself  largely with the past, and with the future:  the   other  eloals   larvrrly   with   the  present,  shows present misery, or present .io.vs, and,  vithout     mouthing   or   moralizing     shows  .-.ow   misery   may   be   avoided   or  endured,  how joy may, be gained or retained.  Take the best sermon and see how du 1  it is alongside a good play. What is a  Ececher alongside a Booth? What a Tal-  mage alongside an Irving? Words are  never as forceful as actions. - Precepts are  never as powerful as examples. The enacted sruks deeper into the mind and heart  and is .longer-remembered, than the heard  or. read. I have hearer it said that-criminals  who .will'listen unmoved to sermons which  depict anel condemn ibe'r crimes, will  tremble when crime i-' emi'-ted before their  eyes.  - ' ; o   for ccntur-lcs. I'.- is-beautiful in Hie spring  when tl.-' lakes sure! rivers are high, and  tiro r-n.i-irtahi cataracts rush ma I:v and  gladly down t!.e hi Isrd ������������������. and thc tirst  birds slug, wh le the soft p..l - ure-ii lights  are over all. arrd the air is r.'-d .le.-it with  the promise 'of still' lov -lice* davs. It is  beautiful in the sutuiu-r wi h a lire full  sweetness,   and  -night*   nu?"----: "-.il-lv   Man-.-  and  s ill.     It   is  bejaertnn'.  fall   with  the rivers quieter arrd the hills cniii-.i-ir a-iel  gold. II is bc-:ntiful iu the w nti-r. when,  for a little space, the sun looks d ;wrr on  gleaming lb-Id* arrd hills of spo.less w'liie  ness. and then the shadows gather- -ml  i1 irl-ncss covers all the skr. s-iv whi-rv tin;  slarsleak out or the Northe-rri Lights irk-am.  )t is beautiful always, for It is ail nature,  and  nature is Geid."  ��������� ���������o   ARTIKICrAL  DAYLIGHT."-"  Tho Search After Something That  Will  Exactly Imitate Nature.  Tho   London    Electrician    abstracts  a  paper read- before tho Uritish association  on "The Production of an artilicial light  of the same character as daylight."    The  noe-d of an artificial liyhl which should so  cloudy resemble daylight :us   to show colors jn choir true relationship  h-ii-s long been  felt hy workers-in colons.     The peculiai  cliarncter  of  daylight   is  due  essentially  to  the  modification  produced  by the  at-  nio-spliore iu the light from the sun.     As  the electric arc light is nearest daylight  iu character, thtiy/havo attempted to imitate by  direct absorption  the effect produced by .scattering   in the   atmosphere.  Tno light of an'arc light consists of two  distinct parts:  The light from the glowing carbons, and the l.g.et of the arc its_U"  characterized   by   its   richness   in   violet  rays,     in lamps of the enclosed arc type  ihe length of  the" arc is increased,  and  coinsetiuently   such   lamps   give   a   light  richer   in   violet    rays.      Although    arc  lamps  vary suinewhnt  in  the proportion  of  violot  light,   they   all  agree   iu   being  richer   than   daylight   in  the   amount  of  red,   orange,  and yellow rays,  compared  with the    amount of    green    and    blue,  Owing   lo   the   peculiar  transparency  of  colors to red  light,  it is of primary importance that the proportion of red light  sJioulu  be   care fully     adjusted.        Small  variations  in the amount of  vioiet  light  are of .minor .importance.      The required  absorption   of   the   ie-tss  refrangible   rays  can  be effected  by means of blue etipric  salts.       A solution'   of   copper sulphate  shows strong abtjorption  at the extreme'  red  of  the spectrum,   the  absorption  extending   with   diminishing   iutonmly   into  the   green.      For  practical   purposes   the  light from the arc is i nodi lied by passage  !  turough pale blue glass covered by means  |  of copper.     This colored glass may con-  |   veniently   take   the-form' of  a  globe, re-  i  placing   the   oidinary   globe   of   the   arc  ight.  nuzi; W cxx-its.  Some of the I-mcky Once, at tho Recent  Catholic Bazaar.  idelitional   list of  tho  the    recent    K.     C.  A.VICTO'~M  WRITER.  From  Daily  Alaskan.  One of the best descriptions of the .North  yet published appeared in the Victoria  Colonist of October 1-Jth. It'was from the  pen of Miss N. de Bertrand Lugriu, tire accomplished daughter of the editor of the  Colonist. Miss Lugrin appropriately styles  | her article "A* Pen Picture of the Yukon."  I 'but lit is more. It is not only a charming  | picture of the Yukon, but a delightful na.-ra-  i tion of 'an appreciative woman's trip from  | Skagway to Dawson and return, with many  \   side  lights- oir  Northern  conelitious.  Though the duration of Miss Lugrin's  vi^it to the; North was not long, she noticed that peculiar fascination, which seems  to prevent one who has once lived in Alaska to be content to live anywhere else.  She says:  ' "Many people will talk with you about  their life-, in the North, especially the  w'nters there. Nearly all of them havo  talcs to tell of harelshlp and privation, of  Kufi'onng and oven death. Yet. .after their  stories are done, and thoy sit ouietly thinking for a little while, thinking over what  lias been, what is now, and what mav  come. thoy will tell you eruietly. that in  spite of everything, they are happier when  they are iir that vast country, even in the*  great cold winter, than if thoy were out  aiu'-inr fricuds. with civilization, a warmer  climate, and all the comforts that go with  it. They can't tell you the reason, but  they know It is true.  "We- like to come out." they will say.  "but we hunger to get back, and are restless arrd unsatisfied until wc do."  And that it is not at ail certain that the  charming writer is proof against: the ur-  (lueiie-e of the ice queen of the Northland  is evidenced from her final beautiful picture. Klro pays this glowing tribute to t.h.*  country  we  all   love  to call our own:  "The beautiful Northern r-.mntry is liko  olh-M- tin-nuched lands, wild and loveiy.  grandly peaceful will) the peace that  eeim.-s fri-.m nature, while she has been left.  tu   work   iu.-r   owu   sweet   will   undisturbed  Following is an  prize winners at  bazaar:  Lamp shade, C. Brady; flag cushion,  E. F. Geiger: green satin pillow, Mrs.  L. G. McQuade; lace fan, Mrs. G. Lei  L. G. McQuade; lace fan, Mrs. G.  Leiser; a Maltose kitten. Rv Pooler;- yol-  l.av and white pillow,' Mrs.: T. Deasy.  blue plush table cloth, J. Keefe: china  rea set, Mrs, Towns-end; white cushion,  Mrs. Swain; a work .basket, J. J. Moore;  . oil painting ("The Gorge"), Mrs. -H.' D.  Helmcken; a rug, Mrs. W. A. Liawson;  green and -pink cushion';...Mr. TV.. Flar-  itrck; white silk cushion, Mr. R. Dunes-  muir; lavender and green cushion, E. F.  Radiger; pair of panels, W. E. Mcllen;  demini cushion, F. . Proctor; -mantel  drape,' Miss G, E. Steiner; knitted stand  cover, J. Berringtqn; lady's silk umbrella, Miss K. Conlin; centre piece, Mre.  xN'olte; sofa pillow, Jas. Donegan; bride  doll, M. B.; armchair, F. W. Nolte;  cloth rag, E. F. Radiger; hand-painted  china set, Mrs. C. F. Todd: dinner set.  Miss McCormack; clock, Mr. A.'"'Nicholson:' rose pillow, Mrs. P. Steele, jr.;  fancy vest, D. Gray; Oriental piano  'drape,- Olivia Wilson; silver tray and  scraper, Mrs. Chas. Hayward; framed  photo of BHiop Orth, D. Gray; table  mats, P. Pat Ion.  The holders of the following winning  numbers of the season tickets have not  yet called for their respective prizes:  Xos. 40, 51. 3S1. 572 and 594. The la-  tiie-s of the bazaar management tender  cordial thanks to tlie merchants for the  proverbial liberality with which' they  t'lipportod them, and to all other contributors for their patronage and valuable  services, enabling them to make the  bazaar a  social   and  financial  success.  Rt. Rev. Bishop Orth and the clergy  of the cathedral congratulate the ladies  on their brilliant effort, and extend to  them their acknowledgment of appreciation for their intelligent and energetic  work.  GET OUR  TKICES    AND   TKRHIS ON'  ianox and   Or gam  HKl'OltK OlMiKIMNe;  KT.SEWJIKKK.  M. VV   Waitt & Co.  Victoria, B.  C  The oldeifc and most reliable house in the  Province.  Chas. Segrave, Local Ag-ent,  Cumberland, B.  C.  {/���������������������������>>    ���������" -M  r_j  rl  i i   Vf4  l^iT^-v-iiTTT T   ������ IVY      rjiii ? "a^**  _*Av_������A?Ail__J__d_tAl\!     a  % } 1\  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  '  200-2f 2 Finsf Ave. Hqi-.m, Kinneapolis,  ^"Wr'stG Itot0 G_e������ fi5ir������i������^aa"������ _n-J See tho Prices We Pay*"^"  rewervt  Fresh L_g_r Beep  STEAM    Beer,   Ale,   and    Porter,  THE  BEST..   IN  THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 will W pnid for .information   leading to  conviction   o  person^ witholding or destroying any   kegs   belonging   to   this  company  HENRY JREIFEL,   Manager.,  MAHRE  CO.  Wholesale    Wine    and   Liquor    Merchants.  NANAIMO,  13  C.  Direct 1 Report  of Whyte anel McKay, Glasgo-v Special Scotch Whisky,  Tas. Watson & Co., Dundee, Glen'.ivcl.  J\. McNisli 6c Co.,-Glasgow, Dr. Special.  Al. Demerai"! and Jamaica Ri-ni,  Gtiiiie."-'-' 5-ilout and Bass' Ale.  Frciu'h Co.yn-ici in ihe very '3csl e.|iia.!iiiei.  Pori, Sbcriy, Clarets, Etc., E;c.  ALWAYS OK   KAND���������A Ciu-load o*   Hiram.  \V?irers    &.    Son's    Rye    Whiskies.  COS.SF.SPOWD'E'NCE SO_ICI___. p. o. BOX  l4.  i     i ii ���������_     i������i l ~-"*���������-������������������������-- -  ^^n  o  g:  THc* COM-ll-'-.^l'iN " fri.e.jii-'ri! -ii.io.Biid  cou ii ui g the yrti-va -ce-. <jt IS- ttleii-s with  il. Llr<i Lfiiu: ��������� I i rnksur n ���������������������������! u- til- E q-.'.i-  n;ali. and Mai.ai-nei Ra lw.iy C-.ij.p-iu>  will hole! ,e .MUii.g u, CUMi'liRl.AND,  Coir..-x D-r,Mct,. .-n THURSDAY, (lie  22ud HOVEMEEil NEXT. Ali  pt;-eiera ii-rui'va td iue ticreOy to taki:  rrotie-.e rnel govern theuiscli-e-j aouordiu^ly.  For toe C iiirnii&bioeier,  VV. H.:E1X-IS,  Secretary.  OcicbQr 20 h, 1900.  MBS. PAHANC.EIiX,I, N-urse, Honae  c -auing and Washing, and-Ironing done.  First Street, Cumberland,'BC.  xADYSMlT:H  (eExtension-) *  .   LOTS FOR SALE,  Apply to.  ml5mB UW. NUNNS.  ASTRAY ON" MY PREMI ES.  0-\TE RED ST ICE-LI. li-anded X.  Owner nmy rc.'O'vcr pjime liy  proving property and jiaving  cost** ;n.(  and-damage.  chnrges of  advertising  VICTuJRIA COMOX   ROUTE.  Taking*   Effect  Tuesday,   Oct.    16th,  1900  S. S. "City of ���������Nanaimo..'  S.iils from' Vie.t-ria Tuesday, 7  a.m. for Nanaimo and  Wa}-- ports.  Sails from Nanaimo, Wednesday 7 a. m., for Union Wharf,  Comox nnd-Way ports.  Sails from Comox and Union  Wharf, Thursday 8 a. m. for Nanaimo and Way ports.  Sails from   Nanaimo, Friday  4  a.m. for Comox and Union    Wharf  direct.  Sails from   Comox   and    Union  ��������� Wharf,Fri'day 6 p, m. for Nanaimo  direct.    ..-���������'.   -A-y  Sails from   Nanaimo,   Saturday  7 a.m. for Victoria and  Way ports.  FOR Freig-ht  tickets   and State-  roini Apply on board,  GEO. L.   COURTNEY,  Traffi.ce Manaser,  oSt3  AL GIBSON,  Sandw'ck.  ������\-������ .-.j r.i  mm J?un* n.:\ wthu  FHOM JIK.WV  .I.e  V."T\r!!"J!  Yl-'IJP.  Beack Lan-.r.-lm \ f-\    & '  i or ?i!ti   g.  Black   jMinoieja^,"'-'i;2   per   sitting.  Barred Plymouth   Rocks,    $1    per  sitting.  E. PHILLIPS,  Grantham, Comox.  r^tf-w-j-j-���������������������������-_������__��������� j--i������a__^ Him  GRACE CHURCH Methodist  Sunday School will have the annual XMAS TREE on Dec 25th,  in Grace Church.  Black Diamond lurseiy  - QUARTER WA Y.Wellington Road  HJTCHBBSON .4.  PBRET.  20,000 Fruit Trees to choose from.  X.arg-e Assortment of Ornamental  Trees, Shrubs and Everg-aeens.  Small Fruits   in   Great   Variety.  Orders   by   mail   promptly   attended to.  i  sl2to  FINE  P. O. BOX,  190.  DONE AT���������  s Office,  4  'al  ���������������J  %  a  Bspuialt. ft _l_iia.ini.ii. liy-.' .. 1  1  13  I  i  V  / '  ("'  ���������'*T  I  ft  *>.-5  -'1  hi  (,���������  Sl L  111 ;������jU_ia_B_IMK_t.  "       BEARS, AND SCHOOL MA'AM  "When    they    Met    Unexpectedly    the  School Teacher Enjoyed It Most.  Prom New York Sun.  John Crocker, who drives the stage on  the hack road ..between Brewer and  Buckspdrt, o Maine; a timid- school  ma'am, who was going to' teach in East  Bucksport; a foolish honse, with no  knowledge of zoology, and three badly  frightened bears mot in the road' leading through some.* ,birch woods on the  border of Long Pond a few days ago,  and in ten minutes had manufactured  material enough for the construction ot  half a dozen comedies. The bears were  the only.ones that had causv to complain of ill-usage. The evening before  they had called at the orchard of  Harold Burrill for the purpose ol tak-'  ing a late snpp-r, and Burrill, hearing  them crashing about among the treeis  and mistaking them for boys who had  been pestering him for weeks, had fired  his double-barrelled 'shotgun, loaded  "with rock- salt,' among them at short  range, causing a great scampering and  much smarting from the wounds.  Burrill went home expecting to he  arrested' for murder, while the bears  made a dash for Long Pond, where they  could swim about and lot the salt dissolve and ease their pain. They had  crossed the pond nnd were leaving  Hancock county behind them, intending  to. cross the river to Hampden, where  the people are afraid of bears, when  they met the stage in the woods.  Crocker had been trolling the teacher  about bears, and remarking that he  would like to see one of them so he  could show her bow easy it was to rfix  them in a way that would forever prevent them from scaring anybody.  ," If, I wasn't sure T'd be scared to  death," said the toucher. " I'd bo delighted to see one. They walk so  queerly���������plantigrade,  you  know."  "Yes'm,"   observed     Crocker,   with   a'  rising inflection which indicated that the  case  was  not so bad  as the word  implied.  "Wouldn't  it bo Q -lightful  to moot a  bear right here in these bright woods."  she' exclaimed.. "Then I could tell my  " friends   all   about    tbe   adventure,   anel  , ha.vo a really true bear story, with my-  . self for  the heroine,  to relate   to   the  dear children."        r  " Bears ain't nothin';" exclaimed  Crocker, flourishing his whip. "Why, I  could drive n hull flock of them with  this little etick."  About this time .the horse pushed his  ears to the front and snorted. Crocker  pulled on the reins, cut but twice with  his whip, and told tho animal to '' go  'long." and order which was promptly  diwohpyeM*!. . The-- horse* re\-i md on his  hind lew. lvnking a sharp turn, which  e-i'iimpprl ;h-* ' who"! and nv"rp *t- tho  war-on. 1hrfnvinc thf drivni- n.-v^entror  nnd -in ������rsurf"I'd In1- nf n*:*:! h-i-.-a and  ���������bund1.'"' inf-n the rlilHi. As s'f-i as this  ,f'*:i4,;  hid   h.-"*n   accomplished,   the   horse  ���������f&*  & '."or h'-nie.  ������v.ti;  0:1  SV  mt  '1! <-.-*! -   Pi-neker.     "Whoa!  ���������f-1*   dnrn   ye.   or- I'll������������������" .  T'-"n h'* bonrd .-'.' nois'* behindr'him.  ni'sd l<-<-'.-'--rr ."l-Hi-mri "if-v th'e bears and  r-Vn-luded ��������� th -' i* wni' bic f'vn tn run.  AJ ,*,��������� ���������..,������. .^pocdinr*- in thf direction r*f  y.-A T,.ivk<:oArt and trr* bot-S'* was. dili-  p.','���������n,- pvir--n!-i'r ���������* pnnr������(- w'-ir-lr led to  7>,.,.,..^r. "1-ip -lr-nrd Hie s-choolmn'nm en 11-  ]���������,..   -ift^r  1*:,*->'  " <=:ton     m-Wp     ynu     aro.   Mr.   Pl"^  p,-!vnr-      rlnn'e   ~n   "T*V   fr-rtb^    nr   j I-   ivM  pnoil'mv nhnfn-rnpli. ' Splendid! Tbov  ������ro ntl 'in if���������throo bonrs. a ���������nn nnd n  V,-,������U-Pn --varrnn. T'-n sn clad JJo b?n."  r,���������.o nlnntr when twy did. .The light  ^������������������rfi inst- riirlit: I've made n mee ex-  ���������nc,-������ Now vou mnv en a-rl kin "ir-  ���������{���������,.,-������ \e vn" 'A] vaii --^:������t. "Hut^it s^~s  fi\/'. --->d-  ''������������������������������������- '-'���������'��������� -'o innoeen'  c- , ioa\-f'd nbou- ber. TIk* d-i ���������'*:���������  n-f] -bp *���������--.-���������������������������<���������* ~"- b--i*-b nvir or si:- ���������.  and tin- *������""������������������>��������� "-"r - disappeari'ig h -  bind   a  c*"r>. of  ln-"v"*'--. ,  "Oh. dear." <-".-���������' nd.-k-d. "whv >V i 1-  go away  j-vj <i...... '*     T'm  all alone, and there*- fi--<*  sure to  ���������'<*���������  sn.-'kps  on  the*, road sunning  themselv-s  in  Ihe warm  gravel."  Crocke��������� told ������������������ tlu'llinrr story of h's  fight with thc be;;vs. which lasl-*d rno--<*  than an hour' When lie was fined for  neglecting tn delivey the mails ou time,  the teach"r was called in to give evidence, f'hi-* n*:i������ anxious to help hi--i  out, but e^v*rdid. ��������� the jedi anel ma.d'*-  things bad 'for-...Crocker, 'when she' produced th" nheirnenpi**- she bad taken of  the see-,!-"'. The mail ���������ront-\, over tin*  ���������road is ,-il������m|- fr> 1-" lV-'t for a I'ei-ni nf five  years to th'* lowest responsible bidder,  nnd there are many who st-"k "(ho job.  .'Crocker has horses-and a'complete outfit for the work, but'he'will not put in.  a bid. It is a thankless task to carry  he mails, be says:   nngnmn.cmfwyp HT  fhe mails, he says.   o   TO   THE   DEAF.  A rich lady cured of her Deaf-  "nes-1 and No-,es in the Head By  Dr.' N:eh<*l -v-n's Artificial n Ear  Drums, gave $10,000 to . his Insti-  tufi*, so that deaf people unable to  pr-.cum tiic^Ear Drums may have  tl e-m fiv-*. Ad-Ires No. 14517.  The Nicholson Institute, 780,  Eighth Avenue, New York,   U.S.A  /    Picture Framing.  i  Large   Assortment   of   Mouldings  Good but Cheap.  HENRY F. PULLEN.  Samples can be seen and orders  left at T. D McLean's, Jewellery  Store.  *>  WANTED  NUMBER,    OF   PIGS )>n  f  purchase.  Charles Scott,  Quartnrway House,  Nanaimo, B.C.  5        Btl2c  Preacher und J'ugilisl Ct������nt2-s-i.-.l<*el.  There lias been somueli moralising ou  the sharp contrast between the- viecori-  ous pugiiisi who ���������wi;is������50,00i) on asiugle?  cattle'" and the countiy minister who  '-oils a year for his $500 salary, that there  is danger of forgetting the faot that the  bruiser rarely retains any of bis ili-gotten  booty. ''Easy come easy goes seldom  has a better illustration," says the Boston Journal, "John Momssey, who -was  once worth half a million, died without  a cent and heavily in debt. Heenan,  who fought with Sayres in the mos4  famous match the world ever saw. like  Morrissey turned gambler,, and for a  brief while rode on the top wave of fortune, but succumbed to consumption,  alone and penniless out West some  where, a few months after his wife had  been buried in the Potter's field. Sayres,  his old foe, once the ielol of England,  ;,erished in miserable poverty in' tb������  London slums, and Billy Perry, tn_  "Tip, ton Slasher," ended his elays in a  poor-house." We really can nuteee why  these facts should make the five-hundred dollar clergyman feel any easier.  Tree "bruisers" had the money, had thc-  (���������haircesto lay-up something for old age  thc- c'ieVifymun  has neither money  uoi  .'���������}little i-  The TIi-eluK3 Stormy 1������������ I i������l.  Oaring a recent trip across the Atl<H������-  ti.1; the passengers on one steamer had a  vi/id illustration' of the endurance of  the Stormy Petrel. ' Shortly after the  ship left tlie Irish coast two or three of  these birds were sighted at the stern of  tlie ship. One had been caught at some  previous time and its captor tied a bit of  red flannel or ribbon around its neck  and hit it go. - The bit of red made the  bird very conspicuous, and. it could be  easil3- identified.    That bird.with others,-  . that could not be so easily distinguished,���������  followed the ship clear across the ocean.  Rarely, during the da3rtime at least, was  r it out of sight and if for an hour or tw -<���������  it was lost to view while feeding on the  refuse cast overboard, -it soon reap  peared, and the last seen of it was wit-tin a few miles of Sandy -liook, when ic  disappeared,'. perhaps to follow some  outward bound steamer back'to Ireland.  When the fact is considered that the  ship day and night went at an average  Bpeed of 20 miles an hour, the feat per-  formed-by the daring ocoaii traveler can  be better appreciated. "When *wr how ii  rested ia inexplicable.  All changes of advs must be  in "by-  noon on Mondays to insure insertion.  HOME CROWN  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,  Roses,  Shrubs, Vines,  Bulbs, Hedge Plants.  Pop Pall Planting.  80,000 to Choose From  NO AGENTS nor commission to pay.  Orders'elug in one day; you get it the  next. No fumigating nor inspection charges,  c. Greenhouse plants, seeds, agricultural  implements, etc. Largest aud most < complete scock in the province. Seud for catalogue or call and make your selections before placing your orders.    Address  M. J. HENRY,  VANCOUVER, B. C.WHITE LABOR  ONLY.  Sportsmen!  Before .buying _ "   .  A Gun,    '  RiFler     -  -���������������������������v.*' Ammunitions  Or anyihi'ng in the ,  Sporting Line  CALL AND  SEE  O'j'yFEOHNEIi,  Of Cumberland.  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KILPATRICK,  Cumberland o,  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO06  o  o  c  o  Notice,  Riding on locomotives and   rail  way cars ��������� of   the   Union   Colliery  Jompany by any   person   or   per  ;on&���������except train crew���������is strictly  rohibited.   , Employees   are   sub-  e*ct t" di--missal  for allowing same  By order  Francis D. Little  Manager.  SUNDAY SERVICES  TRINITY CI'URCH.���������Services in  he evening.     R-.v. J.   X.  Willemar'  ,-ector.  ST   GEORGE'S    PRESLYTERIAN  ,CHURCH.- SiiKViCKS at  11   a.m. and  7 p  m.   Suneiay    School   at   2:30.     Y. P.  -*. C. E.  meets at   the  close   of evening-  ervice.    Rl-'.v. W.   C.   DODDS, pastor.  M ET 110 D rST C TIU RC H.-S er vicks  ���������it the usual hours Mv.ming' and evening  ���������"pworih   League in-.eis   at the close   of  ���������veninjj service.    Sunday School  at 2:30.  iV.V. W. HlCKS, !���������  stor  vtuu1  r-������ n*������_rwi.'w>T*i  General    Teaming"       Powdei  ���������-.' Oil,   Etc.,   Hauled.    Wood  in Blocks Furnished,  SCAVENGER   WORK     DCISE  wuwm  ���������ml  WAAAM ^r^.^^>>w^'-_^ _^^^^ _>.>5l ^  ������>  BY   MRS.   M.   E.   HOLMES.  Author of "A  Woman's Love,"  'Woman   Against' Woman,"  *S������  <*  to  ���������Q  to  ���������<jV  \\>  w  Si,  CHAPTER  XXX.  < ADOU'UUS  COMES TO  CHIEF.   ,  "Maud Willoughby, seated on her folding ohnir, her, easel before her, was  busy sketching, tree-stumps, bats of fern,  and "such like 'honsen.se,'' to ��������� quote-.'the  words so expressive of the artistic pro-  .    clhirie-s of  the fair  Coc'la.      ,  Maud -wasn't soiry to be left alone  with her own thoughts, as slie brooded  der Cyril's parting words.  Wihat was this mystery which must  "be fathomed and explained away before  Cyril and herself could meet agr.in  under   the   same   roof. ,  Could it be anything that affected  ���������the honor of Cyril Ormsby? Or was  ���������thero some irregularity in her father's  will���������some doubt as regards her legal  ���������right to so large au inheritance?  Yet a mystery there was���������a > something of sufficient strength to ban-isO.  ���������Cyril from Oakwonrls; to fill her aunt  ��������� dear Aunt Co re! y���������with, a brooding  sadness, ami to ma'.;* Jane Steer, on all  ni-.-tiers but her immediate duties, silent  as the grave-  She was cutting a new point to her  pi'iic-il- She had already cut .the pencil  nearly half way without attempting to  draw a line, when something came between her and the light, and a shadow  was thrown across the paper.  She looked up, somewhat startled, and  --saw, hat in hand, and in an attitude of  -extreme elegance, Air. Adolphus Scratton.  "It's only me, Miss Willoughby. Old  friends, you know. Don't rise, I beg, on  my account."  "So yon object to company, Miss Wil-  Jcughby 7"  "When sketching���������very much. Thank  :you, I can pick up my pencil myself-  Good-morning!"  She bent her eyes upon the pap^;',  ,-a.rid began to sketch. She intended th's  to be a sort of cut di-rect; but the cub,  ���������ce-niident in the power of his own attractions, and with a minel as impervious to delicate feeling as the hide of a  rhinoceros,  held his  ground.  "Why, you're quite an artist, Mis*  Willoughby."  "I don't think so. But pray don't let  me detain you. You'll find better trees,  a.nd better views, further on."  "Thank you, you're very kind; but  I'm very comfortable where I am. To  tell you the truth, I don't care about  trtH������s; and views of scenery are pretty  nearly all the same. Fields and trees,  trees and fields, church spires on rising  giound, drifting clouds,, paving com-  fields, 'Blow breezes, blow,' 'Flow on,  thou shining river,' and all that sort of  thing, are written a great' deal too  much.    Don't  you  think -so?"  "You're not a poet, Mr. Scratton,"  said Maud, who, despite herself, ��������� was  ���������somewhat' amused.  ''Nothing of the kind, Miss Willougih-  Sby���������certainly not. Now-a-days, with the  -exception'"of one or two chaps at the  -top of the tree, poets don't -answer.  "We'd a cfhap at Eton, the son of an  advertising tailor; he said .his 'fart-hex  j'lct-pt three poets, and'.only paid them  ��������� thirty shillings a-piece; which is a low  Tigure,  isn't  it?"  "A very low figure- I'm Jsure you'll  mot think me rude, Mr. Scratton, if I  ���������again request to be alone. I came he^e  to enjoy nature, and, though you de-  -spise it, find that old 'moss-grown and  ivy-netted tree stump very sufficient  company. "It is, at least, a silent companion, aieling thought without inter-  ���������   rupting-  it-"  But the cub, from whose coarse cu'ti-  fU> the arrows of sarcasm fell as ham-  less as the spears of the Trojans firo.ni  the invulnerable Achilles, showed no  ���������symptoms of an intention to budge  from, his place. On the contrary, he  took a more confident pose, flourishing  his scented handkerchief in one hand,  while he tapped his varnished boots  with the cane ho hold in the other.  "Do you object to a cigar, Miss Wdl-  .loughhy?"  "Very much���������here!"  "That's queer; bee-au.se I know lots  of laiiies. married ones, toe), who Liko  ���������a whiff themselves. Talking of married  la die's naturally biings us to think of  ���������iiu-a-i-iago, doesn't it? Of course you  hoard of our call at Oakwoods the other  -day? AYhon I say our, I mwi.n. jrou  know, the guv'nor, myself, and the  AiKrie-nt   and  Honorable."  "If you will excuse mo, Mr. Sorat-  'ton, and as I find you cannot take a  hint when delicately expressed, I will  leave you alone in this place, as you  seem to have taken so great a fancy  'to it." . .  Maud was rising, almost angrily, when  (the cub, with an unparalleled audacity,  laid his hand upon her arm.  He -saiel: 'The old 'mis aren't hanging  about   us   now.     I   liked   you   the   first  time 1 saw 3*011, and "  She threw off tiie grasp he had lad J  upon her arm, with a contempt that  was not to be mistaken, even by him.  "If you dare to touch me again," she  saiel,   in   a   voice in   which  anger  straggled with loathing, "I'll have you whip-  pod;  do you   hoar,  sir?    How  dare  you  .presume   to   insult   me?"  "Insult .you!  Those  are strong  wards,  Mi&s Maud!"  "Degrade me, then! I now order you  to leave the place at once. You forget you are upon the Ooakwoods estate."  "Not a bit of it; ��������� I know every inch  of the ground on the vent roll, and its -  return in hard cash; and between, you  and me, there's a pot of money AvhielL  might be doubled,' if properly looked  after.". -   '''     -���������-'.���������.'.���������' ,     -   '-<,���������    .  "Sir!"      .-';. ���������.���������'���������',      '  ''Oh, come, there's a right of : way  th rough the, wood, and the path, I'm  standing upon is public property. Now,  I'm a- gontii-man���������I am, indeed.-if Eton  and Oxford means anythi|ng; and the  guv'nor wasn't the nutii to throw lias  money away without seeing a return.  1 don't, come courting empty-banded���������  ���������far'.from it; and, as the guv'nor said  to your aunt, Miss Fancourt, we're  above the-prejudice of the people hereabouts, and would scorn to visit upon  you the(-faults of your parents-" .  ������... Maud, leaving easel and chair to look  after themselves, was; moving rapidly  av. ay, \\\\o\\ tlie last words met her  oars.  She turned upon the speaker so swiftly and so  fiercely that he recoiled some  puces.  "What!   what   did  you   say?"  "Oh,   nothing,   nothing.     I   should  be  tlie last to wish to hurt your feelings."  He paused, somewhat alarmed, if niot  ashamed,   by the   searching  glance  she  fixed upo'ii  him.  "You   mentioned   my   parents!   What  have you  to  say of them?''  "I  should have said your parent,  but  you take a fellow up so quickly.    Bless  you,   there's  no  cause to  rile  up about,  it  now.     The   whole  business  is ivretty  nigh forgotten by this time. L-adv Helen  was "  "You miserable coward! Do 30U dare  to couple my mother's name with your  base hints? Leave this place at once;  and if you ever again breathe her name,  otherwise than with respect, I will find  those who will scourge you as they  scourge some snappish base-born cur,  who has obtruded itself among the  nobler pack."  The face of Adolphus Scratton grew  very .white���������white, not dark; the color  faded entirely from the face, and above  all, from the lips; but the eyes flashed  a malignant light, a light o'f cruelty and  triumph,   as  he   replied:  " 'Miserable coward!' 'A base-born  our, to be scourged into reason with a  dog-whip!' You do not pick your  phrases, Miss Maud Willoughby; but  be.-fore you sneer at my family, you had  better study a little the history of yoiir  own. No wonder you haven't learned it  3'et. It was told me but yesterday;  though fifteen years ago all G-atford  was ringing loud "enough with the story  of Lady  Helen Willoughby."  He was turning on his heel with a  ce-arse, mocking laugh, when Maud  sprang upon him, and, with hands that  for the moment had the strength of  steel, grasped him by the collar of hia  cent.  "What do you mean? You shan't stir  one foot from this place till you have  explained What you mean!"  "To turn a page of your family history," snarled the cowardly fellow, as  he was shaking to and fro in the young  girl's passionate grasp, "which,- if only  t> cure 3-our pride, you. should have  ;. studded long ago'"  By am effort he released himself; then,  his white face still quivering with spite,  engendered by wounded vanity, pointed  out among the trees, as to some moce  distant part of the wood-  "Out over yon/ler, a quarter of mile  from here, there's a hollow which has  been carefully enclosed, and which no  footfall has disturbed for fifteen years.  In that hollow your father was found  dead."  "Killed by a poacher���������I know it,"  murmured Maud, while her lip quivered  with an emotion, which, but for the  strength of her anger, would have melted into tears.  "Such is- the story they have told 3-011.  But when they found Sir Hugh Wil-  lougihby dead, his wife was kneeling by  his side���������his wife, who had been surprised in a rendezvous by her husband."  Maud essayed to speak, but the words  she would have uttered choked her. She  made a hurried movement with her hand,  which, misunderstanding, the coarse  creature went on * repeating the lesson  that had been taught him by the, viper  Gritt, as a dull schoolboy repeats blindly from a book.  "Tho assassin had fled, but thero were  proofs in plenty to bring the crime  homo to   him."  'Him! Who?" continued the terrified  Mmiel,   excitedb'.  A he-art of stone might have pitied  her. A clever knave must have do-no so,  for ho would have understood the heart-  wrench with which that last word was  uttered.  "Who?"  But Adolphus Scratton was more fool  than knave, and two-thirds of the evil,  that is worked in this life is worked bs*  the fools. The tiger makes his spring,  and missing the intended victim, retreats back into the jungle; but the;  bull, having once entered the chinia-  shop in his stupid, blundering way, rev  mains there, blindly smashing everything around him.  "Who?"  Maud repeated the question for the  t-1 did time, hor voice rising at last upmost to  a  scream.  And the idiot replied, still repeating  the lesson  ,..-  had boon  taught :  "Porcival Ornusby of Ormsby Towers,  Cyril Ormsbv's father,"  " Liar !"  It was not Maud Willoughby who had  spoken.  She was lying on thc ground power-  loss,  as   one  dead.  The voice that uttered the word was  loud    and    clear,    and  before Adolphus  Scratton could,turn to see his assailant  he was hurled to the earth by a blow  so well delivered that, for one brief second, a million lights danced before his  upturned es-es, then came as swiftly  df.wn  a veil of darkness.  Without������������������;���������: troubling himself to see  whether the; cub was dead or alive, Silas Goodeve���������for it was he���������lifted the  ii:seiis!ible "forhi of Maud in his long,  muscular"arms���������lifted her as tenderly  as a ni other would lift a sick child, and  carried her towards where a small water  course went win ding in a silver thread  through  the neighboring underwood.  A NIGHT OP TORTURE  IT  BROUGHT A  FORTUNE TO ITS INNOCENT VICTIM.  CTo ba. con tinned.)  ���������;���������'���������    COULDN'T FOOL HIM.  This  Man   Knew  a Stenmboat When  He:.Suw One.  The agent of.one of the ocean steamship lines, says the Chicago Tribune,  told the following story of a St. Louis  . man who got into .New York the day  after the maiden arrival of a great  liner:  .   After gazing at the vessel from the  pier the St. Louisan said to the man at  the gangplank:  "Purty good sized steamboat."  "She's a liner, ocean liner," was the  lofty reply.  "She's purty high up. ain't she?"  "Ocean liners have to be.    But when  she is under way she doesn't look so  high."  "Her chimneys . ain't very high,  though."  "You   mean  her  funnels.     No;  they  never make them high for liners."  "Hinges on 'em?"  "Never heard of hinges on* a funnel."  "How    does    she    get    under    the  bridge?"  "Wbatbrielge?"  "Why, any bridge. Steamboats out  our way have hinges on their chimneys, and when they come to the  bridges over the river they lower the  chimneys, and she scoots under like  she was greased."  The man at the gangplank observed  the St. Louis man with lofty indifference.  "She ain't got any wheelhouses or  her sides nor none at her 'stem," remarked tbe St. Louis man after he had  made further inspection. ->���������  ' "Liners have propellers," said tbe  man at the gangplank; and his nose  turned up visibly.  "Well, I'll bet she can't run. It takes  two wheels and a bow like, an arrowhead and a scant hold to give a steamboat speed, sonny, and don't you forget  it. If this steamboat was to get into  the Mississippi, she'el go hard aground  first clip."  "1 have told you this is not a steamboat."  "Shucks! You can't" gimme that . I  saw a picter of her in one of our newspapers before I left home������. and the  printin under It said 'steamboat.' Do  you think a St. Louis editor don't know  a steamboat when he sees one? You're  not on to your job yet."   ; ; j   SOWN  BY GUNPOWDER.  A Curious Way of Coverlno- o Rocky  Crag With Plant Life.  In tbe grounds of the Duke of Athol  and near Blair castle. England, stands  a high, rocky crag named Craigiebarnst.  It looked grim and bare in the midst of  beauty, and its owner thought 'bow  much prettier it would look if only  trees, shrubs, etc., could be planted in  its nooks and crannies. 'It-was considered impossible for any oue-to scale its  steep and dangerous acclivities, and no  other way was thought of to get seed  sown.  One day Alexander Nasmyth, father  of the celebrated engineer, paid a visit  to the duke's grounds. The crag was  pointed out to him. and lie was told of  the desire of the duke regarding it..  After some thought-'lie .'conceived how  it could be accomplished. In passing  the castle he noticed two old cannon.  He got a few small tin 'canisters uniele  to tit the bore of the cannon and fille-d  them with a variety of tree, shrub and  grass see-els. The- cannon was loaded  in the usual way and tired at the rock  from all siele^s.  The little canisters on striking the  rock'burst, scattering the seeds in all  directions. Many seeds we're' lost, but  mnii.v more fell into the- loelge-s or  crae-ks wlie'ro the*re was a little moss err  earth Those* soeni slieiwe'd signs of  life', and in a few years graceful tre-os  and pretty e-limbing plants nil sown by  gunpowde*r weVe growing niiel nourishing in ni'jirly eve������ry recess of the formerly bare', gray crag, clothing it with  verdant beautv.  Tvrice Strong Up by Lynchers, He  Confessed to Murder and Was Afterward Vindicated and Recovered  925,000 From Hi* Assailants.  Late in the fifties George W.  King  was the proprietor of a hotel  in Oxford. 2G miles from,Lafayette, Ind.   In  1S39 a stranger arrived at the hotel and  gave his name as Dr. Rowo.    He told  King that he had no money and asked  to be trusted for his board till he could  get practice in the place, promising to  pay him as promptly as possible.   King  consented    to   the   arrangement,"   and  Rowe soon became a favorite with the  people on  account  of  his companionable   disposition   and   superior   intelligence.   The doctor, however, fell deeper and deeper in debt.    He had been at  the hotel for nearly a year wheu King  reminded   him   one   morning   that   he  had   not  paid  anything on  his   board  bill for three mouths.    The conversation, it afterward appeared, was overheard by some one in the hotel, though  nothing was thought of it at the time.  A week after the conversation Rowe  was called out late at night to see a  ���������patient and failed to return. Days  passed without any word from him, aud  his disappearance, soon was connected  with the conversation that had passed  between him and the landlord about  tbe unpaid board. One night three  months later a party of disguised men  entered the hotel and, overpowering  King, took him to a woodland adjoining the town.  He recognized the voices of several  of his captors and especially of the  leader, who told him that he was suspected of murdering Rowe, aud demanded-that he confess. King stoutly  maintained his innocence, and the  leader of the mob ��������� ordered his companions "to string him up." A rope  was placed around his neck, a dozen  men pulled down a stout limb, over  which the other end of the rope was  thrown, and when the limb was released it carried King off his feet and  left him hanging by the neck. He  was nearly unconscious .when let down  and-again ordered to confess.  After much delay he was restored  sufficiently to understand what was  said to him, and he again refused, declaring his Innocence and saying be  did not know what had become of  Rowe. A second time he was strung  up and a second time let down, but  life was nearly extinct, and he was  much longer in being restored than before.  The luckless-landlord knew he could  not pass through another such ordeal  and live, so he consented to confess.  He purposely lengthened the confession In order to gain time, and said  that he and two men. named Rogers  and Haggard, had poisoned some whisky and Induced Rowe to drink it. and  after his death they had buried him  In a hollow some distance away. It  was nearly daylight wheu the confession was made, and the lynchers determined to take King to jail in Lafayette and then arrest Rogers and Haggard.  Before the Jail was-reached day had  dawned, and King recognized his captors as members of the Horse Thief  Detective company of Benton, Warren  and Tippecanoe counties, nearly all of  whom were known to him. Confident  of his guilt, the men made no attempt  to conceal their indentlty. So great  was the excitement and so Intense'the'  feeling against King that he waived  examination and went to jail, hoping  that something would turn up to establish his Innocence.  From the jail at Lafayette King addressed letters to editors'of papers in  Cincinnati, Chicago. St. Louis, Louisville and other cities, setting out the  circumstances of his confinement and  asking them to keep his letter in the  papers in hopes that it might fall under Rowe's notice. The appeal was a  pathetic one and was copied into many  papers throughout the northwest.  Two weeks after its first appearance  Dr. Rowe rode into Oxford and. attended by a number of citizens, proceeded to Lafayette, where his appearance caused the immediate release of  the accused- landlord: In explanation  of his disappearance Rowe said he had  left his home in the east on account of  domestic troubles; that he bad learned  that his wife was on her way to Ox- -  ford and he had determined to leave  the place secretly in order .to prevent  her from learning where he had gone.  He had gone to a little town In southern Illinois, and it was there that he  learned that the man who had befriended him was suspected of his murder and'was in jail in Lafayette.  As soon as King was released he  brought suit against 32 members of the  Horse Thief Detective company for  $5,000 each and also agaiust the company as a corporation. . Thomas A.  Hendricks, afterward vice president,  was his counsel, but the case was not  allowed to come to trial, the lynchers  compromising by paying King $2r>,000.  With this money he purchased a farm  and other property near Lafayette,  where he lived tilf his death, at tbe age  of 7S years.  i  ._  . Ants' Sense of Smell.  Ants recognize one another easily.  When an ant enters a colony which is  not its own, it is put to death almost immediately. A German naturalist has  discovered that it is by the sense of smell  that this subtle recognition takes place.  If an ant touches water, it invariably  is attacked by its sisters on its return to  the colony, the water having removed  from the ant the special property on*  which" depended the recognition.  Experiment proved the statement.  Some ants were crushed, and with the  mess an ant was smeared and placed in a  colony. If the ant had the odor of this  colony, it was well received; if not, it  was attacked at once.  An ant washed with alcohol at SO degrees was returned to its nest and was  attacked as a stranger.  On the contrary, put at one side 24  hours before being returned to the colony,  it was welcomed, that length of time being enough for the restoration of its family odor.  She Didn't Get It.  At the Durham (England) assizes recently the plaintiff in a trifling case was  a deaf woman, and after a" little the  judge suggested that the counsel should  get his client to compromise it nnd to ask  her what she would take to settle it.  The counsel thereupon shouted out very  loudly to_hia client. "His lordship wants  to know what you will take?"  She smilingly replied, "I thank his lord- .  ship kindly, and if it's no inconvenience  to him I'll take a little warm ale." '  Ai  /".;,  From the Clonds.  In the "Recollections" of Sir Algernon  West is included one of 'a friend of his  youth, Albert Smith by name. In those  days the 3Tounger smart set amused themselves by making balloon voyages with  Green, the famous aeronaut. One day  Smith ascended before an admiring group  of onlookers and, observing n lady acquaintance in the crowd, waved his hand  at her as they were starting and said,  "If I come down again, I'll bring you a  sky terrier'"  n  He Was a. "Lassie.  Lady Tourist (to the .cottager's wife)���������  And are these three nice little boys all  your own?  Mrs. McFarlanej���������Yiss, mem, but him  in   the   middle's   a   lassie. ��������� Household  His Plan  of Education.  "How well all those Brown boys are  turning but. I wish I knew the secret  of their training."  "Why, that's easy enough. Their father   runs   a   shingle   mill.'  "'������������������rt  WORNOUT,  Languid  ebilitated.  The  Name  Sionx.  The Indian name Sioux, as it appears in such town names as Sioux  Falls. Sioux City and- Sioux Rapids, is  usually proiiounce(l^.--"Soo." but some-  timers, in the east'chiefly, that simple  pronunciation is not known. A committeeman not long ago visited a school  in Now England, where be heard the  pupils say "Si-ox" with complete assurance. At a favorable opportunity  he quietly spoke to the teacher of the  error, saying. "You know, it is 'Soo,' "  whereupon she asked the attention of  the school and solemnly announced:  "You have all been pronouncing this  word wrong. It is not 'Si-ox,' but "Soo-  ox.' " The committeeman lacked the  courage to pursue the subject further.  ��������� Exchange,  Many a Woman buffers From Weakness and Ii regularity Who Could be Made Strong and Healthy  by using Dr. Chase's  Nerve Food (Pills).  ���������x-i  ���������7i  It requires an enormous amount of  vitality to withstand the weakening  and trying effects of the withering  summer weather, to overcome thc  languid, worn-out feelings; and to  fight oil' the fevers and dreadful-fatal  diseases which are especially prevalent in the summer time, and ever  ready to attack those in a low state  of  health.  There is nothing so trying on the  system as the hot summer weather,  and none who suffer more from the  heat than the woman with the cares  of a family on her hands, requiring  work in the hot kitchen and over the  stove. Many a wornout, despondent  woman "who could scarcely drag herself about the house has been restored to health and strength by the use  of Dr. Chase's Nerve food, pills, the  great blood builder and nerve restorative.  Mrs. D. W. Cronsberry, 168 Richmond St., West., Toronto, Ont.,  states:-"My daughter got completely run down in health. Her nerves  were so exhausted and she was so  weak and debilitated that she had  to   give   up   work   entirely   and   was  almost  a  victim  of  nervous  prostration  "Hearing of Dr. Chase's Nerve food  pills, she began to use it and was  benefited from the ve?-y first. It  proved an excellent remedy in . restoring her to health and strength.  After having used four boxes she is  now at work again, healthy and  happy, and attributes her recovery-  to the use of Dr. Cha-ia's Ttfprw.T"e������od  pills."  As a summer medicine to revitalize  thc brain, the spinal cord, the nerves  and through them the entire human  body, Dr. Chase's Nerve Food is unrivalled and unapproached. It increases the number of red corpuscles  in the blood, creates new nerve force  and entirely overcomes the wretched  languid and worn out feelings of  summer. Disease can find no foothold  when the blood is kept pure and rich  and the nerves strong by using this  great restorative.  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, pills, 50  cents a box, at all dealers or by,  mail post paid on receipt of price,  from Ed-nans on, Bates & Co., Toronto.  'J  m  -1  'i'l  %  m  ���������.*i  ���������ft!  /::'J  ���������   ' i  '\ 'AM 11*.  THE  FIELD FRATERNITY.  P l4  b  When God's dear justice is revealed���������   ,   ,  lire kingdom that the Father planned���������'  His children all will equal stand  Aa flowers in the field.  There each one hrss a goodly space���������  Each yeoman of the flowery race;  Each has a foothold on the earth,  A1 place for business and for mirth.  No privilege bars a flower's access  To earth's whole store of preciousnesa;  The flowers stand level on God's floor  With equal nearness to bis store.  And flowers, they' have no private ends.  But stand together as close friends;  They send their beauty on all things,  An equal gift to clowns and kings.  They worry not; there is enough  Laid by for them of God's good stuff���������  Enough for ell, and so no fear  - Sends boding on their blameless cheer.  This noble blessedness, can be  In-kingdoms of equality.  60 from the field comes curious newi,  That each one takes what it can use���������  Takes what its lifted cup can hold  Of 6kyey rain and beamy gold,  And all give'back, with pleasure high,  Their riches to the sun and sky.  Yea, since the first star they have stood  A testament of brotherhood.  ���������Edwin Markham in Saturday Evening; Pott.  ,1.+ .���������.������.������.������.+���������.���������������������������������������.������.������.,  ���������: HI! LOST MIHIE -  **. It Reformed the Man *>  <���������, Who Found It. o  > -By A. D. I nn ��������� . ���������  _.  .._. - _���������-_.'-  -..,-_���������..-.__._.____,  "It is rather a peculiar case," he began.  1 smiled wisely. Every one thinks  his case peculiar. In reality it generally proves unusual only to the one  concerned In It.  My book was turned, face down, on  the window sill. I was ready to listen,  but Alyu did not go on at once. He  sat quietly gazing out of the window  across the river. The smile was still  on my face as I suggested:  "This  'peculiar  case' certainly   bas  Its heroine."  "It" has a heroine, yes."  Alyn's eyes were so frank as they  met mine.    His gaze had* not been so  ' - direct nor his face so clear the  last  time 1 had seen him.   A year's absence  from  his old  associate had certainly  been good for him.    It- was a pleasure  to look at him. '    .*  Just now his expression puzzled me.  I could not fathom it, but it invited  "me to continue.  "Have you her photograph with  you?" ;  "'Yes/' "'���������    o' ���������  "���������He' drew' out of his; breast pocket a  6mall red leather case and, opening It,  handed It to me.. It needed but one  glance at the painted oval to make me  exclaim. Impetuously:  "You love her. No one could doubt  that an instant."  Such a picture! A dainty little head  covered with short, curling hair: a delicate, loving, teasing face: dark, full,  bewitching eyes. The throat was bare,  and an indistinct mass of white gauze  ended the portrait.  "You must love her." I spoke with  conviction.  "I do," returned Alyn���������"most sincerely."  Still his expression puzzled me. An  inscrutable smile played over his face,  but he delayed beginning the story he  had volunteered to tell.  "And she?" I hesitated over the Inquiry remembering what manner of  man it was who had gone from us a  year ago.  A gentle expression passed ' over  Alyn's face.  "I think she is fond of me," he replied simply.  I stretched out my hand and Alyn  grasped it warmly.  "I do believe," he said earnestly,  "that If ever a man was fortunate that  man is I. Will you care to listen? I  used to tell you things when I was a  boy," he added apologetically.  I picked up 1113' sewing, always lying  ready against such times as this, and  loaned back in my rocker.  Alyn reached for tbe picture. Ho  leaned his head on one hand and bis  elbow on the table. In the other hand  he held the case where his eyes could  rest on the face. His own face be-  came grave.  "It was a year ago.. One night���������or  morning, rather���������I landed on the ferry  on the way to my lodgings. I couldn't  get a street car or a cab. In fact. I  was too drunk to think of either, so 1  stumbled along just keeping straight  enough.to escape the police. In front  of my lodgings is an electric light,. A  slight fall of snow, had whitened the  pavement and made distinct this case  beneath the light. I had just strength  and sense enough left to pick it up,  tumble up the stairs and stretch myself  out on my couch."  Alyu snapped the case shut and  paused a moment,  "Some time the next day I awoke  and the first thing that attracted my  attention was this���������open on the floor  and her eyes looking up at me���������me in  that condition."  An expression of disgust good to see  came over the man's face.  "I quickly shut the case and put myself and my room in order.   Then I sat  down and studied her."  Still absorbed in his narrative. AIvu  opened the case again and dropped his  eyes ou the photograph.  "I told you this was a, peculiar case,  and you will think, I fear, that I am a  peculiar man. But the more I .looked  at her the more I wanted to look. I  never parted with the miniature. I  carried it around In my pocket and  .thought and thought about her until  she became a living presence to'me, a  beautiful woman always with me. I  became abs_*ntminded. The fellows  complained", but I ca_e to have an engagement always , when they wanted  me. My engagement was with this���������  the. lady of the. miniature. . I had lost  my heart to her. About the original of  the photograph I reasoned, this way:r  She would not be carrying her own  miniature around, in all probability. It  must have been lost by a friend, and  probably���������here was the hard part of it  all���������by her lover. If I advertised It,  he would claim it, and I should not  meet her.  "I didn't advertise. I did something  far more Irrational. I spent my spare  hours searching. I visited stores and  walked the streets. I haunted the residence part of the city. I went to the  opera and scanned the boxes rather  than the^ stage. Needless to say, I did  not find her; yet I never lost hope. F  felt I must find her and look at her.  I felt this afresh every time I opened  this case. I would not give up the  search. When I had exhausted every  resource of my own, I did something  which I had shrunk from doing before;  I haunted out the best detective, in the  city and told him to spare neither time  nor money, in finding her. -   '- ^ ,  "Within two weeks I received a note  from him. He was obliged to leave  the town suddenly. He wrote something like this:  ." *I've found her at 320 Water avenue.  Imogene Munroe. Will give you particulars when I return tomorrow. She  Is anxious to recover the miniature.'  "But I could not await the.next day,  and saw no reason why it would be  necessary.' I had the photograph and  would take it to her. Because of it I  should insure myself a reception at  least  "I went to 320 Water avenue that  evening. It is an elegant residence in  perfect keeping with the case and face.  I had scribbled on my card, 'The finder  of the miniature.' The maid who admitted me said that Miss Munroe was  at home. She took the. card and left  me in the reception room, '.It was one  of the most���������what shallrT call it?���������delicious rooms I -was' ever in. One side;  was lined with deep windows draped  in soft, dainty curtains and filled with  plants and flowers. The air was heavy  with the scent of roses.  "I stood before one of the windows  looking at' the blossoms when she  came. She came so quietly and gently  that I did not hear her. It was only  when the sweetest, lowest, clearest  voice I had ever heard said, 'At last I  am to have my miniature.' that I knew  she was in the room.' I confess I trembled as I turned and took the hand  of"-  Alyn stopped and smiled. It was a  half sad, half amused, wholly Inscrutable smile. My sewing had fallen  into my lap. and I leaned forward listening breathlessly.  "The hand of the original of the picture. These eyes, this mouth, this delicate complexion, this same soft curling hair. I was looking on it all. the  same but"������������������  Alyn raised his eyes. The amusement had faded away.  "The hair was snowy white, and the  skin was wrinkled. Hers was indeed  the face of the miniature, tbe face of  50 years ago. My foolish fancy "was  destroyed, but in Its place came the  sweetest little white haired lady that,  man was ever privileged to call friend.  And this miniature! Some way I had  a strange reluctance to part with it.  and so here it is with me now. That  is all," concluded Alyn abruptly.  "That is enough." I said quietly.   ''I  think that face has stood between you  arid"���������  Alyn broke in hastily:  "Oh. tbat is nothing.    I couldn't carry  this."   holding   up   the  photograph,  "into such  places as  I   bad   been   frequent ing, and so���������well, it's all right."  Alyn buttoned up bis coat and smiled  at me frankly as he went out by way  of the office door.  The  doctor   has  always  said   there  was the mqking of a man in that boy.  MAN'S UPS AND  DOWNS.  One who had .found the world all bright  Fell by the wayside on a day,  But hope bent down and kissed his cheek  Arrd bade him-rise and go his way. -  He toiled in hungry loneliness;  The friends he knew in former days  Forgot, somehow, to seek him out  Or help him on with words of praise.  The weary years dragged slowly by;  One morning fame stood at his door,  And lined up'in an anxious row  Were all the friends he'd known before.  So failure or success attends  The man who loses or who wins.  That he may know where friendship ends  And where self interest begins.  ���������Cleveland Leader.  ROSE OFJfASHOE.  BY M. QUAD.  COPYniGHT, 1900, BY C K. LEWIS.  One day in the early spring a pioneer's wagon approached within a mile  of Black Hill diggings, and a rough  looking man got out and started to  climb the trail. He was yet half a  mile away when he fell down exhausted, a_d half, a dozen miners hurried  down to succor him. ��������� He struggled up  before they reached' him, and, waving  them back, he shouted:  "Don't come near me, for I've got  smallpox, but for God's sake bring me  some provisions! Me and my gal hev  not had a bite to eat fur these two  days!"  Smallpox was , the dread of the  camps. When a miner was taken  down with the loathsome disease, he  was as good as dead. The miners stopped dead in their tracks as they heard  the pioneer's words, and after a brief  consultation he was warned to remain  where he was while they returned and  gathered up a liberal lot of provisions.  These were placed on the trail, and  when he had picked them up they  threatened him .with their pistols to  hurry him away. The man neither returned thanks nor berated them1 for  their seeming harshness. They saw  him reach his wagon, they saw him  feebly climb up. beside a child on the  seat, and when the vehicle slowly rolled on they heaved sighs of relief. That  night Joe of Washoe arrived at Black  Hill. It was dark, with a cold, rain falling, when he heard of the incident of  the day. His face.went stern and his  eyes grew hard as the story was told,  and when it was finished he rose up  and asked:  "Did the. man say thar was a gal  with him?".  "Yes."      / ' "���������   -  "And you saw her in the wagon?"  "Yes."  "And you driv 'em off to die when  you could hev 'lowed 'em to camp at  the foot of the hill! If that's the kind  o' men you ar' at Black Hill, I want to  git out quick."  "But It is smallpox," persisted one  of the men..  "More's the pity. Think o' that sick  man drivin away with that leetle gal  alongside o' him���������drivin  away to his  Defined.  Mrs. Jones���������This paper speaks of a  "lobbyist" as if it was a term of reproach.  Mrs.Plagore���������Of course. A lobbyist.  I take it, is one of those deceitful men  who sneak out between the acts for a  drink, claiming they are merely going  Inti-i tho  I/-vhl%Tr  ���������pi-iilorlolrvl-iio   Proi-a  ORCHARD AND GARDEN.  Low headed trees are much less liable to sun scald.  Hard coal ashes make a good mulch  for the currant bushes.  Do not let young^roses bloom. Give  them the whole season for growth.  Fruit trees can be crowded only at  the risk of getting small crops of inferior fruit.  Root pruning may be resorted to for  the purpose of checking rank growth  in a tree of bearing age, thus hastening  its fruitfulness.  death! There may hev bin a wife and  mother���������other children. Mebbe they  was dead in the wagon. Men, you did  a cruel, wicked, thing!"  "But think of the 90 men the smallpox took out o' the camp at Red Rock  last fall!"  "But I ain't thinkin o' that. I'm  thinkin o' a man drivin off to die, with  a leetle gal sittin up alongside 0' him!"  He packed up some provisions, rolled  up his blankets, and, picking up a water jug and his rifle, he said:  "I'm goin to overhaul 'em and stand  by 'em unless I find both dead!"  A score of protests were hurled at.  him, but the man stepped forth into  the black night without a word in reply and almost instantly' disappeareel  from sight. At noon next day the wagon reappeared. Joe of Washoe was  driving, and on the seat beside him was  a child. When the wagon balteel. he  unharnessed and turned loose the  horses, made a fire, and then, climbing  half way up the bill, be called to the  men 20 rods above him:  "When I found the wagon last night,  "the man was dead and the leetle gal  was prayin to God. Thar was a mother and two more children, but theyar'  dead. Don't come a-nigh us. The leetle  gal's touched, and I'm sure to come  down!"  Tbat  night the  fever   came  to  the  child,   and   men  who  crept  down  the  trail  heard  her crying out and  heard  Joe talking and singing to ��������� her.    The  .next day he reported her as dreadfully  sick, and so it went ou for days and  days.    It was time for him to develop  the disease, and each morning as the  men crept dowrn the trail to leave provisions on .the flat rock they feared he  would   not  show  up.   . But,   strangely  enough,   the   danger   passed   him   by.  One morning, when he stood up on tbe  wagon with the girl in his arms, it was  taken  as  a  sign   that  the   crisis  had  passed, and 300 men gathered on the  hill  above  and  cheered   the  pair.    It  was a week after that when he set fire  to the wagon, called for fresh clothes  and came up the trail into camp with  the  girl  wrapped   in  a  blanket.    Nobody was permitted even to see the tip  of her nose until she bad been dressed  up  as a  boy  from  old  garments cut  over.    Then  she  was  placed  on  the  head of a barrel in the center of camp,  and half the men cheered and the other  half wept. .She was a girl of about 7.  pale and wan from her sickness, but  there was never a pit or a scar to show  how she had suffered. By that we  knew1" that Joe of Washoe bad watched  over her with more than a father's  care. She was fatherless and motherless among'strangers. Fright and illness had so benumbed her brain that  she could-remember nothing, not even  '.'.:o family name.., She said that they  bad traveled for days and- days, but  from whence she could not tell. Tbe  one thing that she did, remember was  that her name was Rose, and she, had  insisted from the first that Joe was  her uncle. It was queer to see this  prospector and miner, this man who  had fought Indians and renegades and  knocked about through a hundred adventures and was not supposed'to have  a soft spot about him���������I say it was  queer to see how he was knocked out  when the little girl kissed him and  called him her dear Uncle Joe. He  looked so sheepish and shamefaced  that we had to turn our faces away,  and I tell you in the same breath that  we also felt ashamed of ourselves that  we had left tliat father and child to  drive away from our camp as we did.  In the mining camps a case of smallpox meant isolation, neglect and death.  The partner with whom you had worked and hungered and suffered for years  would flee from you In terror at the  first sign, and if a patient got up and  . walked about in his delirium no hand  was outstretched to prevent him from  stumbling over a cliif.  In our shame we gave Joe all the"respect and admirationhe could demand,  and it did us good to see the little one  take to him and realize that she owed  her young life to his heroic sacrifice  and fatherly care. As we crowded  around the pair the child knelt down  on the barrel and clasped her hands  and prayed:  "Mother is dead, and father Is dead,  but God bless Uncle Joe and everybody  else!"  A good many of us turned our heads  away at that, and, to our surprise, we  found that years in the camps hadn't  turned our hearts quite as hard as the  quartz among,.which we labored. 1  caught- a .glimpse of Joe of Washoe  shutting his teeth hard together and  looking up at the clouds,-and I wondered if he was more strongly affected  when he charged a camp of five, outlaws single handed and left three of  them lying' dead for the sheriff to bury.  That evening we had a public meeting on the public square, and Judge,  Watkins hushed the crowd to silence  and said:  "Thar will be fustly, secondly and  thirdly in these remarks o' mine. The  fustly is that if Joe Washoe will accept this yere airth we'll gladly buy it  fur him;' secondly, the gal has got to  hev another name, and I'm fur callin  her Rose o' Washoe; thirdly, she's an  orphan, and Black Hill diggin's is goin  to adopt her and provide fur her and  be the biggest kind.o' father to her.  Now. then, let every critter give three  cheers and yell his loudest!"  A month later, when Rose of Washoe  was sent to the states to be properly  cared for, the sum of $1,000 went with  her. She was brought out and stood  on the same barrel again, and 300 men  filed before her and shook hands and  said goodby. Joe of Washoe came  last. He lifted her up in his arms and  kissed her and patted her head, and  her voice was broken with sobs as she  said:  "God bless all, but God bless Uncle  Joe most of anybody!"  When she was lifted to the saddle to  ride away, Joe turned his back and  seemed to be gazing off over the foothills. The crowd cheered and cheered,  but he was mute. As the girl disappeared from sight down the trail some  one asked:  "What,the blazes is the matter with  Joe that he don't yell with us7"  "Hush, you fool!" cautioned Big Jim.  "Fall back, all of you! He'll be turnin  purty soon to catch a last glimpse 0'  the gal. and it might shame him if we  saw the tears in his eyes and knowed  that his heart was swelled to bustin  over her goin away!"  does not satisfy.  Memory. JVot Mystery.  "Memory can play the strangest of  tricks,"r says a specialist, "and it Is  responsible for not a few superstitious-  fears in sensitive people.  "A lady once told me that she found  herself,at times in places where her  surroundings seemed to have been  known to her before, though she knew  that she had never been there previously. ���������  "Probably you will recognize this experience, ���������which is, common enough.  How many people, when reading or  listening to a conversation, become  vaguely conscious that they have read  the passage or heard the identical  words in 'the dim. long past!'9  "It is not a hatfnting mystery, but  Just a way that memory has. Innumerable impressions of the most  trivial things are stored in the brain  and will come out when called upon.  In the lady's case she had probably  seen a picture of the scene at some  time, and a view of the actual place  produced memory's feebleeffort to recall it."  BRUIN'S   HOLIDAY.  tie  Enjoyed    It,    unt    There    Were  Some People WUo Didn't.  The more that is known concerning a .  bear's holiday the more varied do his'talents .appear.     In   a   little   Pennsylvania  town the other day a dancing bear was  master of the situation for several anxious hours.    He arrived in the place with-  bis  owner,   and   the   harvest  of  pennies  anel nickels they received warranted the  latter in indulging in a bibulous celebra  tion  in ��������� a  convenient saloon'.     The  bear  joined   his  muster   in   the   carouse;  but,  while the master showed   the  effects ot  the liqucrf by  falling  into  a stupor,  thef  bear started  out to see the sights.    II&  took up the entire sidewalk on his way  and part of the street, and wheu tlie village constable, in tho exercise of his authority, ordered him to disperse he smote  the officer grievously on his official cheek ,  and bit a choice'mouthful out of his ofii-  cial arm.   *  Thc barber is the wit of the town, and .  when he saw the bear comer zigzagging  down the road with the constable's sleeve  dangling from a front tooth he was so  unwise as to observe that trouble appeared to be bruin. The bear heard the -  remark and dashed across the street. The- .  funny barber <had barely time to tumble-  out of his chair and rush into the shop,,  flinging the door shut' behind him. The  bear, upon discovering that he wasn't  ''next," revenged tbe slight by endeavoring to climb the striped pole. He only  succeeded in bringing it down and sending  its upper portion with a crash through  the barber's window.  Finding that the barber was determined  to -take a holiday, the bear sauntered .  down to the postoliice. The-postmaster  saw him coming and without regard to  the duty he owes the public slammed'the  front door-shut and double locked it.  The bear pulled off the knob of the  door and ripped down the "office hours'"  sign. Then he remarked to the cowering:  postmaster,* in bear language, that he .  would immediately report him to the  postmaster general.  The postmaster happily bethought, himself of the telephone and  called up the  sheriff and asked him to como right over '  from tbe county seat with a posse.  When the sheriff arrived, he discovered  that the houses in the town were all  closed and- barricaded, and that the only  live object in sight was a large bear sitting in the middle of Main street clawing  feebly at a head that must havo been  rapidly  swelling.  A  skillfully   firing  lasso  ended   bruin's  jamboree, and the reicn of terror came to.  a sudden stop.  Deserts.  Snake Editoi���������The poet laureate geta  the malmsey for his work.  Horse Editor���������It's not malmsey ha  should get; it's the sack.���������Syracuse Her-  tW.    GRUMPLY'S VACATION.  Hotv Frozen   Meat   DctcriorntCK.  Meats frozen and kept in cold storage  for long periods do not undergo organic  changes in the ordinary sense���������that is,  they do not putrefy, soften or smell  bad���������but they certainly do deteriorate  in some intangible way. After a certain time frozen meat loses some life  principle essential to its nourishing  quality. Such meat lacks flavor; it is  not well digested or assimilated. Its  savorless condition cannot be remedied  or successfully disguised by the use of  sauces and condiments.  Those who eat cold storage food for  any length of time develop diarrheal  disorders, lose in weight and would  eventually starve to death unless a  change of diet was made. The same  reasoning applies to tinned fruits and  vegetables. They should not be used  after a certain period has elapsed.  Especially should people be warned  against using stale eggs and old milk  and cream. Milk and cream are kept  for days, rancid butter is washed and  treated chemically, but all food, and  especially cold storage food, is damaged by long keeping, and will not  nourish the body properly. There is  the greatest abundance of food, but it  He Did Not Enjoy It aa  Much  as.lie  Wonld Have Liked.  "Yes, I'm back!" snapped Grumply.  '"Went away for a month's vacation and  sot enough of it in a week. Allowed myself to be llimflamnied by an olel jay iu  the country who advertised all the comforts of home at reasonable rates. My  wife tlvught' it would do the children a  world 01 good to get a taste of the country; so we left our comfortable home with  the idea of spending four -weeks communing with nature.  "The old farmer with whom we staid  ?cenied to be good natnred andjtoo'k to the  children, teaching them how to weed onions, feed the chickens and pump water  for the stock. He offered to teach me  bow to hoe cabbages, but I declined with/  thanks. When I think of it uow, I see  that the old man was not as big a fool as  be looked, and that he succeeded in getting his city boarders to do about two-  thirds of the work on the farm.  "One day the children were hunting  eggs, and it awoke the memory of my  j-outh when I did the same thing myself,  and I joined them just to show them that  I hadn't forgotten how.  " 'I'll show yon where they are!' I  shouted ac I climbed into the haymow;  'just keep your eyes on your dad and get  a few- pointers!'  "I never thought I could get so excited  over so small a thing as hunting eggs.  " 'I've found one!' I shouted a moment  iater.  "Just then my foot slipped and I slid  lown the hay head first into a hay shoot  ind brought up a moment later in one of  the mangers below with a jar that  threatened to break every bone in my  ���������iody.  "While I lay there wondering whether  [ was dead or alive the old farmer rushed  iip and with a voice that thrilled with'  ."���������motion he gasped:  " 'Did   ye   break   the   egg?' "  ���������*..  1 7'l  ,/i  Ml If yQU \Var>t a  '    'at HAM" PRICE    ,  .  write to   the WHITE HOUSE.  (57 GOVERNMENT ST.  VICTORIA, B.C.  HPNRY YOUNG & CO. are closing cut the  Depc-rur.ent and are selling their Jackets and  Costumes r^ardlcisr, cf cost.  $8, $10 and $12 Jackets are going for $2.50    |  -r_^-.w-s_rgaaasa^^  .������������jiaxFa"*>������n*o'������K)~'*^^  i|_^���������lt-iki@_M Sift |e >  '  The 1-st bopN Lroueht to hand more bargains from   tnat mam-  those ndicuous low prices.,    b^ i.-iow. __iriL i  Week- '        "       Women's Cashmere M-se    '       .      Men's Uu^erwpar  .,5,      a pnir    ,       P.e������������elm.d,       K.y-'.ar Si -������������������;���������;  1 '       _3Mi.kr-.pt price fe5c-  rn~i-rr*mwir������*ii .mi-i-rtrfin^MV^-fiiir-ts'._r:  kawmnujiOTi* ���������.  THE CUMBERLAND NKWS  ISSUED EVERY  \\KL)"Sf'-K.)AY.  ���������-���������to c-   ve.nr.  in advance.  S~bscnp'a-'7<,-?r'i ^ J <-*"������>   ���������j<2  JO.  Hnb-^ou, i5������itor  a_r Advertisers who vraat their ad  cuang-ed, should got copy in by  12 s.rn. day before issue.  Sabaoribers MiUaR to v-ocve Tub  _jKWaregt.liriy������iUot.n:.ra������avcrby uo'-i  ying   the  ofiice.  Job Work Strictly C. O. D.  Transient Ads Cash in Advance. ^  J'ii.Ogvd   i()l' a Special  Urtlllo    "shOW  tO  co  un.ie two we-ks.    The 1(~>   or 17  bre-jd,- i-ecognized    in this   country  and Canada,    including  "beef   and  dairy caitle, will   have a    place   in  thin divi-Toii.    The classification oi  beef animals    includes   the Shorthorns, lleref'rds,  Aberdeen-Angus,  Gaho\������ays, Devonsand Pobed Dur-  bams.    The di.-play of dairy breeds  will include -Terse}7,   Hoi stein, Ayr-  feirirt-, Guernsey, Brown Swiss,' Red  Foiled,    French      Canadian,    and  Dutch    Brlted      cattle.       liberal  prizes are   10   be   awarded    by .the  Exposition for the best   anim.ds of  tiie several breeds.      These   aurac-  ���������Jvc pmsos are cerlain Lo bring   out  a. line srek-ctidii oi animals.  S>) important arc lh������ dairy interests oi the Americ.es that a lar.,_e  budding will be dc-vouted exclusively to tuem at Buffalo.    The bii Id-  M -xxAAxnj AA}&yA^  4^te^;: ~yymy  y^>^::  \-^^(;"-AA   "''-'*������?  flannelette Waists"' ���������    i  Fm-ibis time of', year  heavier   biouses  are in vo^ie and,we lviv'e, ihem  aSaSw""?  1 Shoes'  Some weeks ago. we repi'h ted  oomeextracis.from an editorial m  the Ladies' Home Journal for October,    By thata:ticieit   would  ap- ^  pear that the eyes of thinking peo- , ing/wlll be equiVJped with   -a   com  pie have been opened   to   the ey.l ������&   ref|igt.r_ting   outfit, so  that"  * t ��������� _1_������ ,.nh.l^      '       I ������  fresh exhibits may be shown  throughout the continuance of the  Exposition;; -: The;;':maij^iiia-; anel  Women's Wate>proofs  '"io Cape Waterproofs, regular $io  and  $8.50    ,. .. . bankrupt price *o  1 /_' From  $1 ui. Wom4fr-s\Dpngqla^butt^5������ a Pa_|_r;  Men's custom made calfbals.  .' Regular -$4,50 ,    Bank-upt price $3.75,  Boy's ;Urderwear,  All wool in all _izee..   Table Linen '  Half b'lCt'clied nt 25c. each.  Womsn's Gloves  Lined and fur tipped.  ' Bankrupt qiricc 75c. p-r'pair.  ^,-^-^-������"-������---^--"'^--*^**'~^^ ,  Children's White Coating  Regular,  54-5������ Pe;r Yard-,  .    B���������nkrupt pvice $3.00  Regular, $2.00 per yard.  '_ / Bankrupt price $1.50'  Women's Black Skirts  Reg. price $4 bo   Banki upt price $2.75.  ������     $4 75       "  "     '     "    $3:5������'  ������      $500 " ."    $3 95  -r. rs-_o-<-* &***������  effects of cramming in   the   public  Bohools.    Physicians are taking 1 he  subject rip and there   is, ,no; -doubt  c that if tlie movement is perststed^m  ������������������ that there  -willv-be- & whoicsorne:  oKkrig--iiV';thepub.lic-;;;.teac^  ��������� tern in Philadelphia.% ;Th.e������������������.;custom;  0f gi vihg a -ciiiicl ; hc-me   less ^s; is  particularly     condemned.   ^Little  ones are crammed all day and then  given a lot of:study to do >it night  when they should   be'-'playing   or  asleep.      The     Canadian    public  gc^ool system is much the saoie in  ih ��������� respect.    There is far too-much  craming.    Too many! subjects- ai-  tenipted-    Too many home lessi'rvs,  and worse tnah all, too many children given ' subjects and   tuition far  in.advance of   their   years.   It   is  just as cruel, and far more ��������� unjust,  to overwork a" child's;  braia   than  his body.    The body   may recover.  The-.br.ain-never. '.  Women's Wrappers  ���������   From $1.25 to $2.50  Turkish. Towels -   B:-nk-upt price 10c  Grey blankets  Regular "$'100  'Boys' pit school shcies.  Sizes from 2-;o 5'. .:.--������������������������������������ ��������� -$L65'  _a_BB_^www������������^  Women'   Jackets  Of new and stylish designs at less man  h;ilf price  $5 co .ts,    . .Bankrupt price $2  $8     " "' "'   *3  .$0  w-..v..-.r-?"  Mitts and  Gll6ves  Men's winter'nutts and gloves, reg. $1.50  *      .Bankrupt  price $1.20  Carpet  ee  Last week   was   ;i   record  breaker in-  Carpe'ts.     Many Ivive t.iken sdva 11 tags*-, of'  ''"-' thc chime e U*������ obtain good carpets cheap.  ee        tl'K  '' ������ Secure yourb beiore thc\> are, all gone.  n"  H������J ������������������         \      Purch.tsci* cm   sele������-t coat' nnd have it j      -Cfirpet squares'9s 12. reg- J9 ������ o .^    JJJ  ���������;. Bankrupt   p ice $3.50   ' { id by, lol. ^,1, u ,ja>in_ sra.ill deposii.  Srtle   pricej $G 00^ / '  *!���������   4l  : In another column wiil .be found  a clipping from the Dawson   Nugget in"c  nnection with the wanton  kiting of game.    .We need   not go  away fr.m here to  'have- examples  of that.    One   man,   a   short   time  ago, is said to have got into a herd  of deer at the lake.    He   shot   and-  shot  until   all    had' disappeared.-  Speaking-of it. afterwards he^ said:  "I did not know how-, many I   had  k-He..."    He  ;on.d ���������rivi'do.u.L That  man is a sinner a -uinst (AAA law>  for wanton destruction of   -anwo;-Is  pheceh on tae   cut!) for   our   va^e,  Besides that as ih*   law ofthelar.d  only allows each    person  ton   <hei  .outs;-of'dWiry';'mau^agMl'e.h  ilb i strated by^>^m  stab e   appurtenaiices,  -ties. -sNaitr  Jiuckevs, mav;gers;and applieinees iii:-:  all   kinds.       Puriicuiar    iitLeiiLioii;i  will be given to itie pie.per. ujanip-  uiation of u'airy pxo: ucts. :''';  ��������� In this con .-e^tion will - be shbvyri  all sorts of cnurns, separators^'vAi-,  bottles', butter workers, can-, .d ea   -  ers, apparatus ior.  steniiizing   an  pasieariziiig <inci vessels for'.ct-tt.ng  aud shipping- ��������� -milk. ���������'������������������,.-Ari   exhibit  w.il be made .with special reference  to the saniiary iuuu nygrenic   maii-  agement of the animals theme-elves-,.  "ih������ stables vyiiich they occupy   and  tho buiiclings in   which    the  milk  ��������� and-.cream' are cared "ior.    it. has  been.'found that-  nearh7 ,alldiseases  10 which dniry.   cattle   are.-"subject-  can Lie avoided ny  cleanliness -and  proper   inanag raow..        The germ  ihtory of cthe trun 'ini-icion' of   disease, i;as had a /--\ u-auunary. effect  ���������n dairy management, and "the Im-  peu-Uince of the  observance of   liy-  uienic   rates   wilb  be   graphically  peis'';.ind.:'-.Mejs.-rts. T -Me" and   >5if'on   .  taking-hands in the cmi   aign.    It  '  issaid, ho'.#evt r, that Tartewill n- t  be able to Cmi e as an ie pa-ed.  The Dairyman's Assoeiation 1  will,'this-winter, biing out .from  t e'east cat lo, sheep, swine a d  p *   Dry.    The secvotary, air. G. F.  hadwen,Duncin's St..tion, i-   pre  |; p -red to h 1 < lUers for any of t.ho^e  as   wed   a**  noises.      Anyone.   ie-  qti.ing   stock   would  do   well   to  ,v;riespcncl wi h him.  ,.    With Mr A. D.ckb   app -intment  [���������'.there will'be tl>'������-���������������������������    mining   insp1--  tors in.'B.'Q., Mtjs <s  McGregor and  Morgan being the ��������� tiers  ft i= E*-f^if?Oi*a  ____-������  jrtTRK-i W-'tfr S^  It Mail  ^"a    r-Jt y-T;? 4-"-: fe'5 few ������J-   i?}������ f\   t-',4 l?*i Yr\ K*h kv rS������ y\ kQ K->J  '/'-%    fjp ilifj f-. ���������  I-?-;, k-u \$;. r ji oi   -������i\5 fr,-.-J r������ia ra  ������n E*5! i������ &i. fi?>A ������^ _^  tsx. kSii2__-. ___t_J S&M.. :���������_.������_ aa \_/__ ^a������^ mif.4 f$ @  AT 'VANCOUVER'   PRICES  AT THE (  ���������mm  11  <ms /Oi 1^      ^ ~A': ������$*> $% ty������ fi  PJidW V^ywil  ywiv  1  1  portrayed.  COMOX  DISTRICT.  wilV  .on   i  each season, tos  ntunba  be compi< tc, if not alioady, tVr   hi-.  had shot sev-Tal before this t'ia.o.  ������S       W       V  The reading loom should have  good support. It is something  which is wanted in this iown and  the projectors will run it on a  sound basis. Free to t'iic public  and properly conducted.  _ o   A BIG   OATTL.E SKOW.  It is expected i h.at the Ijvh   stock  poultry, and pet   stock exhibits at  the Pan-American .Exposition next  year all told will include about 25  000    individuals.     Beginning   f  latter part of   August,   Stipe-ir.b-o  dent Frank   A   Converse   has   ar  If you-don't like Blue Ribbon ex-  traots it is because' you've never  tried them. ���������  TE__GRAPHIC  MF-NTION.  j      kMr C'larlcs'Tu'pper   retires   from  j-</he Conr-o-vaiive leadershij).  i      The C/.'ir of   Russia   is   seriously  ill wi:h tyjjlaud.   -  The roe'-enl- c-Id snap   is   gener.tl  erver the continent.  C -unt. Waidersee is criticised for  his action in sending a column to  desTi-y tlie Ming tombs This is  looked up -n \~>y other p *wers as  needle :t- vindii-ti veneLS.  Tli-- pvob,.bio on t. to Dod-vell cvj  Co. io;r " City of Seattle's" ([uaian-  tirieat    William's   Head,   will be  :1"50,000.  Choice of Conservatives for leader  is s-aid to lie between Hon G. E.  Foster and W. F. MeLnn, of To-onto  Burrard ei<-ction promiscfs to he  a hoi imruber,. v.ith the   two   Tup_  A GOURTOF REVISION1 and appeal  under ihe Assessment Act, will be held  at CennberLn i, in the Court House on  NOV _M BE R THE A rst, i900,' at  ihree o'clock in the afternoon.  JOITN   BAIRD,  Assessor.  WE RETAIL AT WHOLES AL PRICES:   Buying direct  from  the Manub comers wc cun   *ff rd to do it.  !  Mills Oompcit_7.  ENDERBY,   B. C.  i    , _D_.AB.UI,  I   ���������  1EE11-STAI  WaiilLITE,,  ttjSt O^DElHST-STD o LTX .  " -From the E  T. Corset Factory, 20 doz.. pairs. Ladies1 C'-rset. from,o0c��������� a  .       8 lb. Finest all wool Blankets at $5 per  pair,   le.s   5 pet   cent   cash J  discount (,On all  purchases) ^__^       .____  fob.   XJVCA.S    'rttJ^.JD'm  Fresh' Currants, Raisins,- Figs,  ���������''     V- -:  Canberrvs."    Prunes, Peaches,     _tc.  ^      ���������; ry our Ceybm Tea at 85 eta,, per lb. equal to most teas sold   at 40 & 50c |  1  Dates^i  ���������/v-      kvt An    h UNK^  R  !l*  0-ir's BEFORE    BUYING    YOUR .,,  WM BUJR8.   C3-XJ3^S ^^'-D ^^^TOlsriTIOI^  JUU GET   OUR    PRICES.  As we carry the largest stock in B.C., and your cheapest   freight   i  from Victor!..    Repairs by first cl^ss workmen.  (LIMITED.)  1 Agents, ���������    Victoria, B.C.  ,mnsiS:y &. go. 1  115 GOVERNMENT ST

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